So I bought a $1700 laptop. A MacBook Pro 13" touch bar. After reading tons of reviews I decided to take the plunge. First thoughts? I spent a few minutes on FaceTime and the battery dropped 5 percent(pre-update). Then, I loaded my apps. The speakers on it are fantastic. I've had an iPhone for years, but I've always used windows laptops. Talk about an upgrade. Why did I buy a $1700 laptop? After 10 years in sales I decided to make a career change into programming. I've dabbled in Wordpress sites for the better part of 10 years, and I've always tinkered with what's under the hood, but never fully committed to programming. Software jobs are on the rise and there will be shortage in the next 5-7 years, so rather than sulk about the state of the economy, I decided to learn a new skill. So, that's why I paid $1700 for my MacBook. To those that aren't happy with their machines, I understand. For me, I'm very happy. To those that are too picky about their machines I would probably wait for the Kaby processor. For me, this is one will suffice.