Currently using the maxed out spec of the MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). I am having my eyes on the latest 13 or 15" MacBook Pro with Touchbar, since I feel the laptop is either aging very fast or has some issue. It works fine 99% of the time and most people wouldn't even notice the flaws but I had it hooked up to an external display for over a year and maybe used the actual laptop keyboard + screen a total of 10 hours since I have it (bought it days after it got released). Now when hooked up to the 4k display, I occasionally get a small stutter which is not really that big of a deal and it happens once every month or so, so it's really just my OCD here. Now I have unplugged the external monitor and kinda start like working on the laptop without the external display. Just making use of the magic mouse. I really like the keyboard / touchpad of the Macbook Pros but will a base 15" Touchbar model have the same speed like my current model? Right now I am having 16gb of Ram / 512gb SSD but most dealers around here only have the 8gb/256gb model in stock, which seems fine from a hard disc perspective. My applications that are always open are: Mac Mail Client Messages Skype Chrome Tidal Textpad It doesn't sound very intensive and I only use tools like Photoshop here and there ( I am an editor ), so I only resize a few images and stuff like that. Given that the HD space is not an issue, will the base 15" trMBP be as fast or faster than my current one or do I make a step back?