Okay... some advice would be appreciated... I'm torn between the MacBook Pro 13.3inch 500GB hard drive and the Retina 128GB flash drive. The 500GB is cheaper and has the superdrive (which is convenient more than anything else) whereas the Retina is up-to-date and faster. The display doesn't bother me to be honest so here's my question: It would still be cheaper for me to buy the 500GB with 8 GB RAM but would I really benefit from that? Likewise I could upgrade to the 29GHz Core i.7 but would it mean much to me? I use the Mac for writing, browsing and music (listening) mostly. The 500GB is important for storing reference materials etc but not essential. Any top tips?