I currently have a "vintage" MacBook that's a few years old. My main issues with it are: - Its fans are quite noisy, rotating around 2000rpm even when I'm just using a text editor, quickly getting faster and noisier. - In the hotter months, the keyboard area is uncomfortable to work on. - The platter disk spinning is annoying when it's on my lap and I can feel it when typing. I was therefore thinking of getting an SSD, which would solve the third problem, but I don't think that this would solve the heat or fan issues. Maybe I should get an MBP instead. - Will the 13 rMPB be completely silent when using a text editor? I understand that the fans need to spin up if I'm using Handbrake or editing video, but for basic day-to-day tasks, it should be silent, like a fanless machine. - It seems that the MBP has a different cooling system where the air goes out of the bottom vents. Even in hot summer weather, will the keyboard area remain cool? - I find the front edge digs into my arms, does the MBP still have sharp ones? I know the new MacBook may be more appropriate, but I want a machine that can edit 4K video, and can be used with my ACD (MiniDisplay). I know SkyLake is "just around the corner", and it would be great to have all the latest ports (USB-C) and TB3 speed, and likely a lighter machine (as I'd be traveling with it quite a bit), but who really knows when it will be out. Essentially, I'm looking for a writing machine that's silent, doesn't vibrate, doesn't get hot for low-power tasks, but can act as my only computer for enthusiast photo/video stuff. Is the 13 rMBP the right machine now for me ... or would an SSD in my MacBook solve most of my problems?