Hello Macrumors, I have a question about a purchase this weekend. I currently own a 3 year old 13 inch MacBook Pro (2.26GHz C2D, 8GB RAM, 250GB 5400RPM HDD, nVidia GeForce 9400M 256MB Shared.) I use a lot of heavy applications such as Final Cut X, Motion 5, Aperture 3, Adobe CS6 (entire suite such as photoshop and after effects.) and for the past few months, the apps are starting to stutter and crash on me (when i bought this computer I had no idea I would be using all of this stuff.) Last week my hard drive failed, and I put a replacement in and did a clean install, everything does seem to run a little faster right now, but i am afraid its going to slow down soon due to data pileup. Now, I have been waiting for the redesign of the MacBook Pro for almost a year now (almost pulled the trigger last year tax free weekend) now that the redesign is out, and tax free weekend is this weekend for me (plus the EDU discount), I am starting to have second thoughts, and recently I have been thinking I can squeeze one more year out of it (even though it still crashes) But on the other side of things, I am expecting my workload to get MUCH heavier this year (increasing crashes), so I am torn, buy the Retina MacBook Pro now and use it for 4 years (hoping for it to preform a little better then my current one is right now) or use my current one for one more year totaling 4 years using the Core 2 Duo and the nVidia GeForce 9400M (I also want to know what is slowing this down so much) and then use the 2nd generation macbook pro for 3 years.