Okay, I need some answers. Looking to purchase a 15' macbook pro, either retina or classic. Going to be mainly on a desk and I do have another monitor I will be using. However, I am only considering two models, because of money I can either get the 15 cMBP (2.3 i7, 4GB, 500GB for 1799.99) or 15 rMBP ( 2.4 i7, 8GB, 256SSD for 2199.99) Now I will get education discount, and storage is not a huge deal I have externals. However I want to know what is going to be the best for me. With the classic I will definitely upgrade ram to 16GB and eventually replace the HDD with an SSD. I know pro tools benefits from ram and a quick SSD, but I want to know if I go retina will I be okay with capped 8GBs of ram?