I am graduating in May and going to grad school in the fall. I am looking for suggestions and recommendations on what setup I should go for. Currently i have a 08 MB white 2.4ghzduo with 4gb RAM and it is not a great speed machine. As a student I run lots of graphic programs. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, AutoDesk Revit, 3DS Max, Rhinoceros and others. I am constantly running one if not many of these programs at a time. With these programs I also use BootCamp and need lots of room for both OSX and Windows. I have been looking thoroughly at my options and this is the best customization I have come up with. The Macbook Pro NON-Retina 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB GDDR5 memory 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm Hi-Res Glossy Widescreen Display After I receive the MBP I plan on purchasing the following 512gb SSD and 16GB of RAM along with a optical drive tray from a third party like amazon. Crucial m4 512GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) I plan on replacing the 500gb HDD with the 512gb SSD and upgrading the RAM myself. Then I want to remove the optical bay and replace it with the stock 500gb HDD. I plan on running OSX on the SSD and Windows on the HDD through BootCamp. Price wise, this setup is $200 cheaper than a rMBP with comparable specs. Performance wise it has twice the storage. I can wait to see what the new lineup has to offer and am willing to, this just is what i have customized from the current options. Please let me know your opinions. Thanks.