The 2018 model with the Touch Bar comes with a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, each clocking in at 2.3GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, compared to last year's 2.3GHz dual-core i5 Core processor. This laptop has more than enough power to do everything you'll need to do for daily tasks and multitasking. If you're a video or sound editor who will be editing large video and sound files, you might want to consider going up to the 15", which comes with a dedicated NVIDIA GPU for heavy graphics processing, or invest in a Blackmagic eGPU tower. Even then, this computer will do a decent job, but the dedicated GPU handles large graphics files much more smoothly. Aside from that, this computer will do anything you ask it to, and it will do it extremely FAST!