I travel for business almost every week so I need mobility. The Base model has most everything I need in a power business machine, including a dedicated Ethernet port. Now I don't have to carry yet another dongle. It's only lacking an SD card reader. I do carry a USB SD card reader so it's no big deal. I'm not a gamer but require a laptop that will function well with the use of some graphics software. My current laptop has a 1tb m.2 ssd and it's nearing 70% utilization. I have a 400gb SD card inserted and it's at 210gb utilization. Much of the utilization is files I have accumulated in nearly 30 years of working in the Robotics Automation field. Now add pictures and music and I am easily at 1tb of storage. This was the main reason for the 4tb ssd. I perform frequent backups so if the ssd goes bad then I'm only out a few days of data. Something I can live with. The main reason to load up the base model is migrating all my software and licenses is a MAJOR pain in the rear. This platform should allow me sufficient performance and storage for 5+ years. That's the hope anyway.