Hi everyone, so I am still torn between a 15 inch Retina or Regular Macbook Pro for college (mainly for school work and Logic/GarageBand/MainStage as I will be a Music Composition major). What gets me about the Retina MacBook pro is the price... I would do the middle model which is (drum roll please) $2,800 (yes, I will take advantage of education pricing but for now I'm just going to use non-education prices). And then with AppleCare which I think is a good investment, its another $350.00. Wow... Over $3,000 for a college computer... However, what I'm thinking of doing is buying the top of the line regular Macbook Pro, upgrading the hard drive to 750GB and 7200 RPM (only $45 more) and getting the higher resolution display (for only $100 more). That brings the price to $2,349.00 which is a lot less than the Retina MBP even with Apple Care... And also, I feel as a music major, some old school people in the industry still do use CD's and I would not have to purchase an external drive. Also, I always have the ability to upgrade the RAM and hard drive... However, I have one question. I know the upgraded display in the MBP isn't a retina display but is it better than nothing and worth the $100? Does anyone have any comparisons between the upgraded screen and the retina? Also, another thing that I find concerning about the Retina MacBook Pro is that I have no idea how long it is going to take for developers to update their apps. These MacBooks aren't as plentiful as iPads/iPhones and I think the demand will die down a lot after this first wave of Apple-hungry customers... Also, I think I'll wait another 4 years until I get out of college before I buy another MacBook Pro (which will all probably be Retina) as Apple will probably have a better lineup. Anyway, do you think the 2nd option of the upgraded regular MacBook Pro is a good option for me? Thanks everyone!