My needs are very modest (web surfing, YouTube, Netflix, word processing). I refuse to buy any computer with 4GB ram in 2017, so the entry-level is not an option. The main reason for switching is to use macOS and I plan on keeping it for at least 5 to 7 years. Seems like technology is moving at a snails pace today (my budget PC from 2009 is still firing on all cylinders today). Entry: $579 Entry (8GB): $687 P.S. I'll be booting from external SSD.