I am thinking of upgrading to a 2015 rMBP 13.3" 2.9/8GB/256SSD with the student discount. I have a Mid 2010 MBP 15.4" 2.66 i7/4GB/500HD that I will give to my mother. I was looking for something more portable and with some power. I like that the 13.3" has more battery, Force Touch, faster SSD and processor speeds, and of course the Retina Display. I am a college student and I deal with a lot of CAD projects in AutoCAD and Inventor. My school computers have i5's and all the Autodesk programs run great. I also graphic design and would like to do some light video editing. I have a Crucial MX100 256SSD that I will be using as an external drive. I also use Google Drive and if storage space is necessary, I can deal with the $1.99 a month for 100GB. I'm thinking I will be good with 256SSD and an external 256SSD paired with Google Drive. All my pictures and classwork/CAD projects/graphic designs are stored on Photobucket and Google Drive. So basically I have a clean computer with just apps stored on the SSD. And my school uses Blackboard so all my schoolwork is online. What I don't know is how I can run Windows 7 since these new rMBP's don't support it. I know Boot Camp will allow Windows 8 and (10?) and I think most of the Autodesk software is available for 8... but 8 is horrible! 10 should be an improvement. Would Parallels be better to use? Can I deal with 8? Software I will have installed: Google Chrome, Drive Xcode Adobe Creative Suite, Flash Player, Reader Live Interior 3D Pixelmator Autodesk CAD, Inventor Battery Diag Black Magic Speed Test MS Office Possibly more Autodesk Software in the future...but that is not certain. Resolume Arena is something I may want also, but not sold on it yet since I want to learn other software first. And the ONLY game that might be on it will be CS 1.6, but that depends if I can run Windows or not.. So, is 2015 rMBP 2.9 i5/8GB/256SSD a good configuration? Can I get a 2014 with an i7 somewhere? I am looking to spend around $1500.