I just upgraded from the 2011 MacBook Pro and it is a great machine. The keyboard is a little weird at first, but I don't know why people are so against it. It runs smooth and no hiccups. Was it pricey compared to a dell or HP, yes, but for the quality and SERVICE I feel the value is there for the most part. No PC maker can match the service apple provides and support is so important to me. Even the phone support is far superior than the next PC maker.