Hey everyone, I'm using a 2009 MBP right now and it's doing my head in - I want to buy a new rMBP. I'm debating on getting the baseline 128gb SSD 13" and upgrading it to 16GB, or getting the 256GB 13" with 8gb RAM, I think they're more or less the same price. I guess I need a couple of questions answered to make up my mind: Firstly - do I really need 16gb RAM? At the moment with this 4GB machine I feel very constrained, I can only have a few apps open at a time really without the thing slowing to a halt. I want to be able to run a virtual windows for games (mainly old ones or newer indie ones or emulating PS1 / N64 era), and have quite a lot of apps open at once - Chrome with lots of extensions, spotify, OneNote & Word, Torrents, Evernote, Anki, Wunderlist, Messages, Calendar, Mail, Steam, (and any other apps of a similar level that take my fancy really). I am interested in getting into coding, I'm not too sure about the requirement of the applications used in the field - I know certain courses make use of virtual linux machines and that kind of thing. I might dabble in audio production software / photoshop every now and then too, probably nothing majorly heavy though. I think my issue is that because I'm coming from an old laptop with 4gb and a 5200RPM HDD I want to make that massive leap because it's never really been enough, but I don't know! Secondly - am I likely to struggle with 128gb? At the moment I have 256 and I don't really struggle, but that's because I don't really want to run virtual machines and install loads of apps that this thing can't handle. Lastly - could I alleviate the SDD size issue by buying an external HD? It's been a long time since I've looked at computer parts, but now you can get external SSD's with USB 3 - I don't know much about them, how can they be used? Can you put apps on them or is it really just for files such as photos / movies and documents? Can I make Steam download game files to one for instance or does that all have to be on the internal storage? I was actually going to wait until the 2015 rMPB comes out, but the battery died on this one yesterday - I can only charge it when it's turned off and then the battery slowly drains over around 7 hours or so when plugged in, then it gets to 0% and works, but goes to sleep every 15 minutes Thanks!