Which MacBook Pro & Specs is best for me?
Hello! I am buying my first personal mac computer. I have an iphone 5 and I have a 64gb ipad air 2 as well. I am familiar with using mac during college. I currently have a PC laptop which is a HP Envy running Windows 8.1 with 6GB of ram and an AMD A10-5745M processor. Despite having a good amount of ram and a decent processor, I am unhappy with how sluggish it is. I don't do much intensive tasks on my laptop. I primarily will use my laptop for surfacing the web, watching videos, listening to music, word processing, creating presentations, and having multiple apps to multi-task with. I don't really use photoshop or video editing very often. If I do it is very amateur type stuff and infrequent. I will need to have boot camp or parallel to occasionally run a program off of windows that I need to have on my computer in case of emergencies for my job (it is not at all compatible with mac). I need a mac that has a better processor than my current pc, that is powerful enough where its speed won't be outdated in a few years, and yet won't be so over powered for what I need it for. As for a mac I know I definitely want a MacBook Pro with Retina display with a 512Gb SSD but I'm not sure how much ram (8Gb or 16Gb) or which processor is well suited for my needs (whether it be an i5, i7 dual-cord, or i7 quad-core). The thing is I really prefer the smaller size and portability of the 13". I am just torn about how much ram and which processor. I don't want to over spend, but speed is important for me at the same time as well. If anyone has an suggestions for me please me know. I feel like I need to meet somewhere in the middle for this decision. I do feel like if for example I chose the very top of the line macbook pro 15" it would be an overkill for what I'd use it for. Thanks.