Erica - awesome review. Appreciate it so much. I have a 15" MBP that I've had about 3+ years. It is too damn heavy for travel. I've been looking at the 13" MBP but when I went to the Apple store and played with the new 2015 macbook, I was very surprised at how fast it really is.
I've seen plenty of reviews where they say you can't edit video, but I'll be damned if last night I didn't go to the Apple store and spend about 20 minutes using FCPX and doing a 4 video multicam and having virtually no stuttering.
Now, I didn't throw a bunch of filters on the clips (might bog down there) but I don't tend to do any filters or coloring anyway.
So I am glad to see someone else who's taken a thoughtful look at editing video with the dang thing instead of just looking at the geekbench scores and saying it won't edit.
I don't know what Apple has done with the internals of this, but on the surface, a 1.1ghz CPU should not respond as quickly as this dang thing does. I'm very impressed and may just buy one anyway. I have tried traveling for work with just an iPad and that didn't work - and don't want to carry the 15" brick - so this feels very good to me (except for that isight camera resolution!).
Thanks for your review! +1
Oh, and I applaud you for deleting much of the hateful comments. I don't understand why people feel like they need to bash others for their very thoughtful opinions. If the damn machine doesn't appeal to you then don't buy it and don't bash others for their thoughts either!