We will be going on a trip in April. Our normal computers are Desktops - iMacs. After a lot of consideration and mental gymnastics, I decided to get a MacBook Pro. This machine is a huge difference vs my previous MacBook Pro units. The shape appears a bit on the clunky side - but with the new/improved stuff inside (more battery, replacement for butter fly keys, multiple fans, etc.) the added volume with squared off edge view profile apparently was needed. Just for grins last night I left the MBP on - just closed the lid. During the 10 hour people the battery drain was from 98% to 97%.
As expected the item is fast. Setup has been improved - I urge people to do setup via a TimeMachine backup instead of the iCloud backup. I have MSFT Office, 1PW, Quicken and other 3rd party software. Time Machine gave me all my 3rd party software - except activation of MSFT Office. The Quicken people strongly urge downloading a fresh dmg file and data transfer via Quicken backup - I followed those instructions.
The entire setup process took less than 1 hour.
This box has a finger print security button. So far is better than I expected. (Has the capacity for 5 different finger prints.).