I'm in the market for a new MBP. I've narrowed it down to the new 2016 models, 15in, 500 GB. Basic information about me: I'm a graduate student at a university also serving as a research assistant. My job requires me to perform relatively complex statistical analyses on large datasets (think 25,000 cases with 64 variables each sort of large). I may need to run these analyses in Windows 8 using VMWare. Other than this, I'll be writing lesson plans and playing the very occasional game. I also use Adobe Creative Suite to design posters for presentations and do some side graphic design work for extra cash. My dad (a programmer) is insisting that I spring for the 2.9 GhZ processor, but I'm not really sure it's worth the extra $200. So I'm turning to you guys. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!