It has happened, my 2010 15" Macbook Pro is dead. I'm left without a computer. However, I'm about to visit NYC in three weeks and my plan was to buy a new 15 inch. The thing is, I'm about to move, and my resources have become more limited then I thought they would. But, since my current MBP is dead, I still need a new one, ASAP. My budget has shrinked to $1600, so I'm left with a couple of options: Refurbished 13" TB - 3.1 ghz i5, 256GB storage, 8GB RAM. - $1550 New 13" nTB - 2.3 ghz i5, 128GB storage, 16GB RAM - $1490 Refurbished 15" 2015 model - 2.2 ghz i7, 256GB storage, 16GB RAM - $1650 Refurbished 13" nTB base - 2.3 ghz i5, 128GB storage, 8GB RAM - $1090 I use my computer for simple daily tasks and hobby programming (some small mobile apps and some retro game development with C++). Screen size is secondary, while it would be nice with 15 inch, I don't need it. Also, 2015 MBP is old tech. I'm really tempted to go with the base 13" nTB for $1090 and call it a day, my tasks isn't that instensive at all. My 2010 15 inch i7 with 8GB RAM was more then enouth. I guess more storage can be solved with a external type-c device if needed. I really need as much money as possible to other things these days. What do you guys think?