Hey, having just bought a 1TB SSD and brand new 3TB HD for my mid-2010 iMac 27" i7, both installed internally, my girlfriend and I have decided to apply for jobs in Singapore and Australia. I've planned this and the required move to a Macbook pro for some time, although we've since decided to leave sooner! I'm pleasantly surprised to see my five-year old iMac with its brand new 1TB SSD for boot and fresh internal 3TB drive for storage could be worth around £1,000, second-hand, judging by eBay? I need a machine predominately for audio production whilst away (recording guitars with an interface), with some video editing of our travels too. At present, I have a 1TB internal SSD boot disc which has about 150GB free and I keep my GoPro videos on another disc, so it seems 1TB internal is required. Picking a Retina 13" with an i7 processor, the obligatory 16GB RAM and 1TB of SSD storage is £2,129. Whereas picking the non-Retina model with an i7 processor (albeit a generation earlier, I believe?) and leaving the hard disc and RAM at base, is £1,019. I could then get a Samsung 850 EVO 2.5@ hard drive for £229 and 16GB RAM from Crucial for £61.19, for a total of £1,309.19. So, I'd be spending £819.81 for a Retina screen and a later version i7 processor? The second option of maxing out a non-Retina Macbook pro looks much better value to me. Additionally, I believe upgrading the SSD and RAM wouldn't void the warranty? In either case, I'll get an external portable drive for keeping my GoPro films on and possibly a large desktop drive (kept hidden in our apartment) for Time Machine backups. I'd also likely buy a moderately-priced LCD screen in whichever country we're in, plus a keyboard and mouse. What do you guys think?