After being wishy-washy for way too long and doing hours of research on benchmark with pretty little understanding of what all of those numbers mean, I'm coming here to MacRumors for the very first time, BEGGING for assistance. I can't remember the last time I bought anything brand new and usually stick to things used/refurbished unless I see a massive deal or someone convinces me I need to suck it up and spend the dough. The problem is... I see these deals and reviews and have no idea what I'm doing. I currently use a 2012 Macbook Pro with a 500 gb ssd and 16 gb of ram. I don't do anything particularly heavy, but I do run multiple tasks at once. Occasional Photoshop and Lightroom, Mindbody(cloud based scheduling software), around 10-20 tabs on a regular basis in Chrome, Microsoft Word, and Skype. These are things I can pretty much count on using daily except Photoshop/Lightroom which is only every few days. However, there's a SMALL chance I may want to also do occasional and simple video editing for vlogging. A new MBP is ideal, but a bit out of my budget. I'm also looking at Macbook 12's specifically for portability as I travel often. Also, silence is a good thing. So here are three deals that grabbed my attention: Best Buy's deal on an M5 512 GB which I believe is an early 2016 for $1100 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-...-flash-storage-silver/5229800.p?skuId=5229800 Then two different refurbished Macbooks' directly through Apple: June 2017 i5 512 GB $1359 https://www.apple.com/shop/product/...-MacBook-13GHz-dual-core-Intel-Core-i5-Silver April 2016 m7 512 GB $1399(although, when I copy the address here, I see that it's an m3 which I guess I'll ask) https://www.apple.com/shop/product/...Book-11GHz-Dual-core-Intel-Core-m3-Space-Gray All that said, assuming that's actually an m7 and not an m3. Is that the right choice for my needs even if it's from April 2016? Or is that deal at Best Buy for m5 the way to go? Or is the June 2017 the way to go??? So many things... HEEEEEEELP.