I'll take the Microsoft approach and complicate this a bit. But I genuinely want to know peoples' buying habits... and the other poll didn't help at all. I know there can be multiple reasons for the one you picked, but there should be a single primary motivator. Edit: SSD capacity and your general reason for picking it is really one of the only interesting metrics when it comes to the configuration. It's the most expensive option change, and there are so many different configurations and reasons to weigh. RAM is boring to talk about. Both 8 and 16 are adequate for most, and you know who you are if you need 16. Processor speed is also boring because they are all extremely similar in performance. Virtually inconsequential.