Windows 8 did it for me and I need a replacement laptop soon. So my uses of course browsing, videos, occasional coding and even reading ebooks. I feel as though with a new macbook pro I can get more into photography and video editing. I hear installing browser plugins to view hd content is not so user friendly on the mac os I hear but my main concern is regarding remote desktop connection which I occasionally use for work over a vpn in windows. How does one accomplish this in the mac os? Would I have to install windows on a VM and would it work? Or would I have to install windows via bootcamp? I plan on using VM occasionally. I'll assume this is a ram hog on the mac os? I'm also not sure if going for the $2599 15inch version mainly for the dGPU upgrade or just stick with the base $1999 model? Btw, plan on doing little to no gaming as I rather do that on a console.