Fellow forum users, Please assist me in choosing which MacBook Pro to purchase. To tell you a little about me - I'm currently at college studying business studies in my second year (A2) and wanting to purchase a MacBook to support me during the rest of my studies, and most importantly, whilst at university, which I start September 2013. I'll be studying away from home, so don't want to be taking my iMac with me. It's hassle. And to be honest I don't want to leave it with others - plus the advantage of having a portable computer to take notes there and then, beats the iMac. So the choice? I'm currently considering either... MacBook Pro 13" or *+*Retina*+*MacBook Pro 13"? Processor: Standard: 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz Retina: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz Winner? Standard. ------------- Memory: Standard: 8GB 1600MHz memory Retina: 8GB 1600MHz memory Winner? Draw. ------------- Storage: Standard: 750GB 5400-rpm hard drive Retina: 256GB flash storage Winner? Standard. ------------- Graphics: Standard: Glossy Screen Retina: Retina gorgeous display Winner? Retina (Obviously) ------------- Price: Standard: £1,173.60 Retina: £1,597.20 Difference? £423.40. So in summary, if I was to purchase the Retina Macbook Pro I'd be paying £423 more, for sure a better screen, but with a significant amount of less storage (49GB), a less powerful processor. So other than the better screen, which sure is good - I can't find a lot of benefits? It's lighter and thinner. But I have my iPad for that. I'm almost definitely going to purchase a standard Macbook.