I'm decided it's time for a new MacBook (My current MacBook is over 5 years old and is needing to be replaced). I'm having trouble deciding between the standard non-retina MacBook Pro and a 13" Retina MacBook Pro. If I purchased the Non-Retina it would be configured with Intel Core i7, upgraded to 16GB Ram, and a 1TB ATA hard Drive (5400 RPM). If I purchased the Retina MacBook it would be configured with the Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD hard drive. The Non-Retina would end up costing about $1,400 with my student discount, the Retina would cost me about $2,500 with my student discount. I would like this computer to last me the next 5 years or so and my main uses for the computer are email, web browsing, document editing, excel, quite a bit of iPhoto use, and some iMovie use. Is the Retina with flash hard drive really worth the extra $1,100 or would the standard MacBook Pro be a better way to go? What would you do? I appreciate all advice.