I've been iPad only for about 6 years and have loved it. However, I've recently found myself doing more and more design work and videos at work and even though my iPad Pro is great, it's really hard to do these chores on my iPad. I work in a very anti-Mac environment and while I should be able to justify my purchase I don't want to push my luck in shooting for the moon. I'll need this new MacBook to have some longevity while still able to get the job done in later years. My main needs are: Photoshop Illustrator iMovie (maybe eventually going to Final Cut Pro) for quarterly movies Other needs: Pages for writing up training docs Keynote for weekly presentations Numbers for some light accounting needs I was looking at the 13" MBP with 256 gb hd and 16gb ram I really like the MBA but was concerned about only 8mb of ram and the lack of an update last Monday. While I might be able to get a MBP approved I know the price would be unsettling to people who think $700 is too much for a PeeCee. I need to get the best bang for my buck and was wondering if a MBA would be a good fit for the long haul or not. Thanks in advance.