I have a nice budget from my employer ($5k) to get a new work machine. I thought about SP4 but I think I'll probably use it 75/25 as a traditional laptop so I'm pretty sure I want to try a Surface Book. I will just be doing typical office work plus music apps like Staff Pad, maybe FL studio, etc. The music apps need lots of memory and a fast processor helps (although an i5 is probably fast enough for what I'm doing). I know this is redundant with so many threads...it's been hard to keep track of various stories about heating, bugs, battery life issues etc. etc. Bottom line, is there a particular configuration to favor or to avoid to minimize the impact of whatever remaining design shortcomings? For example, does the i5 exhibit fewer heating or battery problems (vs. the i7)? I might as well get 16 GB of memory and suppose the 512 GB is big enough (1 T is within the budget though). Any other considerations I might not have thought about? We will get the machine directly from MS so I would hope their inventory would have the latest/greatest SW/FW releases. Thanks so much in advance! I don't get to do this very often and want to make a good decision.