Hi there, (sorry I'm new here, didn't know which thread to ask in) So I'm looking to buying a 13 inch macBook pro retina(never owned a mac before), on a budget - hoping not to go beyond $1,400 before taxes.. been just saving up money and hope I don't have to go on too much longer. I've been looking through various threads to try to find out whether the 16gb RAM is worth it as compared to the 8gb. Lots of posts kept saying to rather get more storage, while others were saying to get the RAM as it's not upgradable, but if I, say, get 8gb+256 storage, is it preferable as opposed to 16gb+128 ? I can't quite afford to get both, that's the thing. Could someone explain why more storage is better than more RAM if it is? like 256 being beneficial for performance, how so? (sorry im a bit dum with these things ) I want the laptop to last for a while so I'm just looking for a timeproof option, that's why I'm contemplating over the 16gb... I want to learn and practice rhino, thats one big thing I'm worried about setting up as hate when programs get slow big time. Also, my big confusion is that I have an external drive that's a decent capacity, do I still need to have the internal 256 or would 128 be enough? I'm wondering if some native OS data could take up lots of memory, or some other unexpected storage space would be lost? but I wouldn't mind keeping movies and photos on the external drive anyway. I just want a machine that wouldn't be a dummy and would be able to handle some multitasking - internet, rhino, PS, Processing, vids etc... (plus prob other programming-related programs as I am constantly exploring) Please help, So sorry I can't manage to ever sound cohesive, hope what I tried to write above makes sense .. Please ask me more questions if I am being too generic or unclear, I would so so appreciate your help, I need a human's advice, tired of google... Thank you again for your time!