Hello folks, It is apparently my first topic on this forum.. i always read post on it but this is my first real question.. Am going to buy MBP, and i according to my budget (maximum : 2000$) i short listed the options into two: EITHER 13-inch: 2.9GHz 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz 8GB 1600MHz memory 750GB 5400-rpm hard drive1 Intel HD Graphics 4000 OR 13-inch: 2.6GHz with Retina display 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz 8GB 1600MHz memory 256GB flash storage1 Intel HD Graphics 4000 My purposes mainly: - mainly browsing, movies, some applications but not much resoureces extensive ones (such as MATLAB, wireshark...etc if u know it), light games. - i plan to install bootcamp to put windows 8 together with MAC OS. Now i have some questions for you please assist me guys: 1- Does the Retina really differs/matter? i used ipad3 & ipad2, i didn't really notice the WOW difference, from the reviews here and outside the site, some people say they see difference, some says no also..am confused really. can u advise which one should i go.. 2- For the ones with Retina display, i plan to pay 200$ more to reconfigure it with processor as the i7 one already installed in the non retina of option 1, do you think the processor will really matter? or same experience here.. 3- Do you think if i choose option 1, i should pay 300$ to get SSD 256 instead of the 750 GB, or what do you think? does it matter really the SSD speed to this extent? 4- If i got the 750 HD now, can i later go to apple and ask it to install for SSD for 512, may be at that time i have some $$$. What i like mainly in the non-retina display one is that it has ethernet port together with DVD drive, which is not found in retina display, which will cost more 100$ to get dvd player together with ethernet adapter (i don't know why they did it) Sorry for the much questions Awaiting your help!