Non-Retina 13" Non Retina $999.00 2.5 Ghz i5 $0.00 2.9 Ghz i7 + $135.00 4GB Ram $0.00 16 GB Ram + $144.99 500 GB HDD $0.00 1TB SSD $500 + $500.00 Total $1,779.00 Save $730.01 _________________________ Retina 13" Retina $1,699.00 2.8 Ghz $0.00 3.0 Ghz i7 + $180.00 8GB Ram $0.00 16 GB Ram + $180.00 512 GB SSD $0.00 1 TB SSD + $450.00 Total $2,509.00 I am on the fence about buying a new 13" retina Macbook or buying the non-retina Macbook and putting a 1TB SSD and 16 GB of RAM in it. That would save $730 but would sacrifice the retina display, new processor, and lighter form factor. You can get a 2.9 Ghz i7 processor in the non-retina, is that much slower than the 4th generation 3.0 Ghz option in the new 13" retina? If apple is going to release something completely new in the next 6 months then I would get the older non-retina since I have use of a retina 13" at work. I like to keep my files synced so need the large HDD. The other option would be to buy the 13" retina with a 128GB SSD and use an external HDD to hold my data and upgrade when OWC has the option. I did not included the air because it seems that after you spend the money to upgrade the air you might as well get the retina. Thoughts?