Let's be frank: I want a new toy. I am currently using a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro, 15-inch screen, 16 GiB RAM, 2.6 GHz processor. I am a software engineer, so my work actually drives the processor pretty hard sometimes. Very often I will need to wait 5 to 30 seconds while something processor-bound gets computed - I compile large C projects, I process data, stuff like that. (The ultra-fast SSD in the MBP is definitely noticeable, IO-bound tasks can be 10 times faster than my 3.4 GHz Linux desktop with spinning metal drives.) But hot damn I want a new toy. My MBP is 4.46 pounds, whereas the MacBook is only 2.03 pounds. If I bought a MacBook, I would theoretically use it in addition to my MBP, similar to how some people use iPads. My company bought me an iPad because they wanted me to make sure our websites work on iPad, and I never really liked the iPad. I love the MBP keyboard so much, I am a keyboard creature. Should I buy a MacBook, or am I just being spoiled? Should I wait for the 15-inch MBP to be updated? In my weaker moments, I consider buying a 13-inch MBP. That would be a waste of money, it is not super small like the MacBook, but it is quite possibly less powerful than my 2013 15-incher. Maybe I should buy myself a nice 15-inch ThinkPad and install Kubuntu on it. But that isn't technologically cool at all, it would not be a very advanced machine relative to a MacBook or a 2015 MBP. I could also replace the head unit in my car stereo, but that is only like 5 hours of fun. A new laptop is at least 20 hours of fun, it gets hard to count. The new car stereos come out around April, and working on the car is nice this time of year.