I'm currently in need of a laptop. I have owned many Macbook Pros in the past, mostly 17" models though. I have been looking at the Macbook Pro 15 Retina. I have found many on Craigslist. Mostly are 2012 models with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD drives. They cost between $900-$1400. I will be using the computer for creating videos (nothing big, just for church and youtube) and using it Photoshop CC for creating slides for church. I would like to play Star Wars The Old Republic on it also, but just very occasionally when I have time. I have read on another forum, which is super huge, very active and covers all types and brands of computer, that the Macbook Pro Retina is not that good for heavy video use. One person said they have burnt up several Macbook Pros during the transcoding and rendering process. This person said that the nVidia graphics cards are not that good for Photoshop because they use CUDA and Adobe has gotten away from CUDA and uses OPEN CL solely. This person is very knowledgeable and a expert in the video industry. This person is very professional and credible. So my question is this: Are the Macbook Pro 15 Retinas good for light video editing? I also have a few more questions. 1. Will it be hard going from a 17" to a 15" Retina? 2. Is $1000 a good price for a 2012 Macbook Pro 15 Retina? 3. Is 8GB good for Photoshop and video editing? 4. Would anyone still buy a 17" Macbook Pro? Thank you.