I just graduated college with a degree in Communications. I'm looking for something that would allow me to run finalcut and photoshop. Not at the same time but be able to allow them to run smoothly. I've been looking at Macbook Pro's and I'm not sure which route to go. If I should go with the "13-inch MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM — 2x4GB 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook / MacBook Air / 13" MacBook Pro - Auto-enroll" or if I should go with the Retina ones. With the Pros with Retina, I'm completely confused as to what route I should go, and which one would be best for me. I plan on using my pro for like I said photoshop and finalcut but also for surfing the web, netflix, NHL gamecenter, tumblr, fb, twitter, pinterest, basically the basic things online. so I need something that will be able to handle all of those things and not lag, or give me issues like my old Dell has. It's 5 years old and slow as dirt and everything just stops responding 9 times out of 10. I've looked at the refurbished ones and I really don't have a problem buying any of those, I just don't know where to start when it comes to retina. Since I'm already spending a lot, I want to make sure that what I'm spending on a laptop will have everything that I want/need and I won't regret not getting something else. So basically my main two questions are should i go Macbook Pro with CD rom or Macbook pro with retina? And if I go retina which one should I get/what add ons should I pay for based on what I've selected above and what my uses are? Thank you!!