Hello everyone. I'm on the edge, about to buy my first Macbook. I'm a freshman in College and thus, I've settled on the 13". I had debated an the Air, but thought the 13" pro was a good middle ground performance-wise for the price, while still maintaining the portability I need to take it to class everyday. Anyways, the main things I will be doing in the future are Photoshop work (Coloring sketches, drawings, doing web and UI stuff) as well as Illustrator for Logo design, among other things. I will also be doing a lot of HTML, CSS, JQuery, and PHP, as I am beginning to do freelance web design work to fund my transfer to a school to pursue Industrial Design, in which I may be doing some CAD work. Anywayyyyyyyssss, I was wondering if anyone has experience doing Illustrator and Photoshop work, particularly CS6 (although CS5 will serve as a good benchmark, too) on their 13" i5 Macbook Pro. I would love to have the i7, but the price increase is a little much for the performance gain I'd receive. Anyone with CAD experience, such as SolidWorks or Rhino or AutoCAD, would also be very helpful. I realize this won't be a blazing fast CAD machine due to it's integrated GPU, but I do expect it to keep up as the HD4000 seems pretty capable. Any people have any benchmarks or experience doing CAD on their's? Also, I'll be upgrading my RAM myself and adding an SSD in place of the optical drive in the near future. Thanks! TL;DR - Getting a Macbook Pro 13" i5 2012 - will be using Photoshop and Illustrator CS6, some CAD in the future. Obviously not expecting blazing fast speeds in the latter, but will it get the job done, or is the i7 really worth it for $300 more? I do plan on trying to make it last until graduation, or at least being able to sell it and upgrade and not take a huge loss. Thanks again. ALSO, I will be hooking up to an external monitor for most of my work.