All my life we've had a mac in the family, we startted with one of those colourful box macs, and that lasted us a good 8.10 years and four years ago we got ourselfs an iMac (mid 2008), still going and we adore it, although it is a tad slow at times. Now I'm going to Uni and I'm getting a Mac laptop, which will be my first. About 3 years ago I got a toshiba for college, it lasted 5 months and I hated it. So it was a no brainer that I'd choose apple when I came to getting my new one, and I'm sure I want a Macbook Pro, just because it's such a large amount of money to spend, plus I intend on using it for such a long period of time, I always do a lot, probably too much research! I'm pretty sure that the lowest spec 13" will do beyond fine, plus I get £140 with a student discount which makes it even more attractive, but I just wanted opinions I'll only use it for basic photo editing, iMovie, internet, writing essays perhaps Sims and watching DVDs really. And watching things online.. course that might change a little but I'm not doing anything specialized... So I am right in thinking you'd all agree that the lowest spec will do me fine? I'm not too bothered about getting the retina, partly because I don't think I can wait for it's release, and the price, but also because from what I know, the current MBP, including the 13" are all pretty brilliant, powerful machines as is.