Hi all, This is my first post but I've been a Mac user for about 10 years now. Just to give you some background info about myself, I am a full-time freelance graphic designer/web designer that is currently working on a MID 2006 MBP 2 GHZ Intel Core Duo with 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. At the moment, it's connected to a apple cinema display. (The older model) I need new machine because unfortunately my MBP is currently hanging by its life and I need a upgrade asap. My budget is 2,900 dollars for a new computer. I've been on the apple website trying to determine what would be the best bang for my buck and I came up with these specs and prices. Can I get some feedback to help me determine what would I benefit more? Thank you all in advance, my specs are detailed below. $2,799.00 MacBook Pro 15-inch: 2.6GHz Retina display 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 512GB Flash Storage $2,749.00 MacBook Pro 15-inch: 2.3GHz Retina display 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 256GB Flash Storage ** Im not to much worried about hard drive space as that I can always get more external space. If you guys can come up with any other specs please feel free to include them. Thanks agains.