OK, Apple fan here with a history of iPhones, MacBook's, iMac's, iPod's, etc etc etc. I've been following the debate about the new MBP's release, and I too am very disillusioned and disappointed (price, specs, lack of ports, etc etc etc), but let's leave that discussion to all the other threads here. My situation is that I have a 13" mid-2012 MBA with the following specs; * 1.8GHz Intel core i5 * RAM 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 * Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB * 256 SSD MBA currently has 390 charge cycles with a battery health of around 85%. I'm looking at the new base 13" MBP with the following specs; * 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz * 8GB 1866MHz memory * Intel Iris Graphics 540 * 256GB PCIe-based SSD These specs look broadly similar to me ... I'm thinking not worth the $1500 price tag (I know the new MBP has a far, far better screen, but I rarely look at the laptop screen as its plugged into an external monitor both at home and at work). My use case is that I'm a professor in a large University, and I use Word, EndNote, Scrivener, Internet, email, PPT, OneNote, Slack, and a variety of browsers ... nothing too intensive and no coding or photo/video editing. I also have everything set up to work with my current monitors, keyboard/mouse, external backup, and a variety of other peripherals. I own no USB-C devices. So, is it worth the upgrade for me? I'm tempted to jump, but also tempted to wait another year or two as I don't think I'd see a massive difference in computing power/speed. Am I correct in thinking this? Any other thoughts/opinions are very welcome.