Hi folks, new here and new to the Mac-universe, but I've been a quiet reader for a long time now I've been thinking about getting a Mac for a while and was switching around in my mind between the cMBP, an iMac, 15" rMBP.. anyway, by now I think I'll be best off with a 13" MacBook Pro, non-retina. The question is: Which one? Here's what I wanna do with it: - use it as my main computing device which means browsing the web, text editing, doing presentations via Powerpoint (I'm aware I'll need office for mac but am ok with it) - main reason to switch to Mac: use LogicPro! I'm a musician and have moved to a new city, I feel like my next step is keeping track of my ideas and this is really important to me. However, I'm not a professional producer, means I'll probably use Logic a lot, but it'll be a long ride before I'm doing something really complex and intense. Mixing will probably be done by friends of mine, I just want to be able to record, add virtual instruments and create a rough mix via headphones. - I'd like to play a game or 2 once in a while. I know dedicated graphics would be better for this, but I'm perfectly fine playing on low settings as long as it's playable and looks nice. I have no interest whatsoever in demanding games like Assassins Creed 3, but I'd love to connect the MBP to the TV, grab 2 controllers and play games like Castle Crashers, Trine or Limbo on the big screen with friends (or a game of Civ5 on a lengthy train ride). Also, since it's pretty darn cold for another month or two, it would be really amazing to clear some dungeons in Diablo3 or Dota2 (on Bootcamp) with friends. Again, this won't have to look too beautiful - the last games I played on a PC have been Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2, I think ;-) - watch HD videos and stream those to my FullHD-TV.. I understand the MBP's native resolution is not full HD, but does this mean I'll not be able to watch movies in this format? Now, would all of this be possible and with which MBP? The list is kind of resembles my priorities with this machine. It is very likely that I'll switch the 4/8GB of RAM to 16GB of RAM a month after buying and will replace the ODD with a 256GB SSD running OSX, Logic and Win7 - so I'm not sure if 750GB HDD instead of 500 and 8GB of RAM instead of 4 would count as an advantage. Portability is important to me, but it does not have to be as light and thin as the MBA since I won't carry it around daily. Price is also an issue, I'll be looking into used MBPs in my area with left-over waranty of at least 6 months. With educational discount the base model is available at roughly 1200€ around here, with a bit of luck and patience it can be bought for ~800€ or 900€ including handy programs like Parallels or Office for Mac. What do you guys think? Sorry for the long text, but I wanted to give you as much information as possible. Kind regards and I hope someone's able to help me I'm really getting dizzy thinking about it edit: snap, I just realized this is probably better suited to go into "buying advice" - sorry, I've been blind.