Hello, A bit of a dilemma here. About to (finally) pull the trigger on a new 13" macbook pro for my wife. I plan to purchase one of the refurbished ones that recently came out when Apple dropped prices on the brand new modes. My problem is... which one should i get? I am torn between these two: http://store.apple.com/us/product/F...macbook-pro-29ghz-dual-core-intel-i7#overview http://store.apple.com/us/product/F...re-intel-core-i5-with-retina-display#overview Basically its a toss up between an 2.5 I5 processor with Retina and 256GB SSD or an 2.9 I7 processor w/o Retina but with 750GB HDD & DVD-RW. Oh, and its $1359 vs $1269, respectively (as of this posting). Both come with 8GB RAM. My wife is a photographer, she uses Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop heavily. She currently uses an old 13" macbook (2008, white shell) that is figuratively on its last legs. Is the Retina screen worth it when editing photos? Aside from the $90 price difference, I also have to factor in the cost of an external CD writer if purchasing the Retina Macbook, since she burns pictures onto CDs for her clients. The cost of an external HDD won't matter since I would purchase it no matter what macbook I choose. So I am really looking at around $150 difference (which, if i got the non-retina, could go towards immediately upgrading the memory to 16gb, which is impossible in the retina macbook, or so i have read). 13" is the preferred size, so I am really not looking at the 15" and larger. Thanks for the advice.