For the longest I would not dare spend over $1000 for a laptop. I feel like they get slow and unusable after a few years but after seeing my brother use his standard MBP from 2012 (and its still going strong) I feel it time to try them out. My absolute budget is $1500. I love the Surfacebook for its looks and build quality but am a little nervous about the core i5 vs the i7 in the HP spectre. I can get a the base SB for under $1500. I plan on using it for school, FL Studio, some drawing and light animation, as well as AutoCad work. Which would you say is the go to?