I know all these "which config to get?" are annoying and I am sorry to start a new one! I searched but did not find what I was looking for so this is my last resort. This will be my first Mac, period. I had one wwaaayy back (1997) but my company went to PCs so that really doesn't count! I do photography and edit high res pics daily. I store all my pics on a WD external 1tb drive because my current hp compaq 6710 just can't handle anything. It takes me an entire morning just to open photoshop.... Other than light work documents, surfing web and editing short videos, that is all I do on a laptop. I am a mom and my kids will now inherit aforementioned hp and I could care less if they throw it out the window. Looking at the 15" but have no clue about SSD or if I should get the non glare hi res. I need help in deciding how much of a machine I need, price is not so much an issue. Again, I know these posts are tiring to read but I consider you guys to be the best resource. I am amazed daily by your knowledge. Thank you for reading!