I suddenly find myself without a laptop, so I need to buy one a year ahead of schedule. So I walked into my apple store ready to drop a few grand, but came home defeated. For some reason, they only stock 13" laptops with 8gb of ram. For what I do, a 16gb config is minimum viable product, and still extremely confining. I stared in disbelief at the 15" for long while. I tried to convince myself, its only an extra pound, its only an extra $600, I'll only need a slightly larger laptop bag, but I just couldn't do it. I can't believe I have to do a custom order for such a common config.