The other night I picked up the base model, late 2013 MBP (2.0 ghz i7, 256 gb ssdhd, 8 gb ram). I am coming from a mid 2010 MBP (2.53 mghz i5) that still had some life, but really was not up to what I was asking it to do with the large raw files from my D800E. The late 2013 is like a speed demon in comparison! However, I have a few questions: While the size of the hard drive sucks compared to what I had, (750 gb), I can get around that by using external drives and the cloud. Of more concern, is this. I was leaning towards the next model up with the discrete GPU and 16 gb of RAM, but was not really willing to part with the $$$$ to get those features. All I really will be using this for is light photoediting using Aperture, Capture1, and photoshop. Will this machine be sufficient for those tasks?