I am in need of a new laptop and I'm trying to decide which of the updated Macbook Pro line to buy. I am hoping that the laptop will last quite a while so I am debating which laptop will be better for me in the long run. I will primarily be using the laptop for statistical programs (SAS, STATA, R, Mplus ...). Some of my datasets can be quite large and some of my analyses (like bootstrap analyses) are fairly intensive. Any advice for whether the base 15" MBP would be sufficient or whether the retina MBP would be better suited for my needs. I would really love the new retina MBP but I'm not sure if it's worth the $$$ considering that I don't do any video editing. Although, its so beautiful I think I could be pretty easily persuaded if I think I would benefit from its features! Thanks so much!!