Hi, not really sure if this is the appropriate place to post/ask this, but if not hopefully someone will put me in my place. I need a new laptop and I'm feeling stuck. I've always had PC's (besides my old Mac Plus YEARS ago) and always had Android phones. I'm not really looking to move to Apple, though I suppose I would consider it. I've usually bought cheaper laptops because I don't do anything crazy with them and I've never had the extra money to spend. Right now, I have a 8 year old Toshiba Sattelite and it's not long for this world. I only spent $400 on it then, and it's been fine but now it needs to go. I've been researching online a bit for a few months, and here's what I think ( I'm really an intermediate type user-- not a novice, but no expert)-- I have some money to spend this time, so I want to buy something that I can count on for a while, and spring for extras like more storage, RAM, and better processor. I wanted to want a Surface Book, but I've been closely following the MS forums and right now it still seems like a bad idea. I've looked at some other alternatives, and read some reviews and forum posts, but haven't been able to come to a decision. Meanwhile, my wife got a top of the line Macbook Pro 6 months ago, so I have been using that a bit and it is very nice. I'm not looking to get into a war of the fans, but some thoughts would be appreciated. Should I try to hold out on the old Toshiba and hope that something new comes out this year? Consider a Macbook? Dell XPS? My needs are basic, but I do want something nice (a premium laptop I suppose) since I have the money to spend now and I want it to be an investment. Thanks for any help, and sorry if I am in the wrong place or this is too long!