My current early 2011 Macbook pro has slowed down a fair bit over the two years I have had it. This wouldn't be a major issue, but as I am commencing a film course at my uni, an upgrade would be good idea. That being said, I would like to keep the budget low. This means no retina display. I have done some playing around on the apple store and found that 8gb ram would be essential. However, I am stumped as to whether I will need some of the upgrades that I want for the new computer. Some of these include: - Upgrading the graphics card to 1gb and the processor up to 2.6 or 2.7. - Choosing the 7500rpm 750gb hard drive over the 5400rpm 750gb drive. - Upgrading to the high-res or anti glare screen. Does anyone have any idea as to whether these upgrades (if any) would be seen as necessary for some intense video editing, photo editing and other multimedia things. Thank you ---------- Ok, I guess I lied. The retina display Macbook pro would be an option if it came with more than 256mb storage and upgrading to more didnt cost over $700.