So I start at a new agency in the spring (thanks to everyone who responded to my last post!), and I've been told that the work is gonna be rigorous and consistent, so I'm considering upgrading. I currently have the mid-2012 13-inch non-retina model, 2.9 GHz with 8gb of ram and a 120 gb ssd in place of the disk drive. There's definitely signs of wear and tear, the screen is wobbly and I'm all out of space on the ssd, not to mention the random resets and scalding hot fan. So I have a couple questions:
Aside from storage, what's the best specs to splurge on?
Those of you that already have the new model, is it worth it? Is the touchbar actually helpful, or is it a gimmick? How's the #donglelife?
This one's a stretch, but is there any known discounts on these things?
Would it be worth going the half step and upgrading to 2015 model? It's less than ideal, but it'd definitely be cheaper.
Worst case I just hold off, my computer hasn't totally crapped out (yet), but I wouldn't mind a shiny new upgrade. I'd love to hear what ya'll think :)