I'm a college student who currently has a 2012 cmbp from freshman year. My hard drive is failing, and while I could install another one, there are a bunch of other small things that are wrong with it including what sounds suspiciously like something rattling around when I move it so I think I might be better off replacing it. I want my next computer to last me through the last year of college and at least well into Grad school. I use it mostly for word processing, webbrowsing, etc. I am a hobbyist photographer and do some like lightroom/photoshop work but it's not a part of my standard workflow so I'm not concerned if it takes a minute to process. I will likely have to start running some statistics soon because I'm a psychology major but I don't know the specifics of what those programs require. My options are: The non touchbar mbp with the i5 processor, 16gb ram, and 512 hard drive or The standard touchbar mbp with 512 hard drive, 8gb ram etc. I say these are my options because with the student discount they get me very close to $2,000 and I'm not sure I can justify spending more than that on a laptop. I am open to other suggestions though.