Hello! First time poster, and future first time Mac user! I am heading off to college in the fall and am currently looking at the Macbook Pro models for my college laptop. Although I have decided on using a MPR, I'm a little lost on which model to get and I am looking for input/advice from others with more experience. I am currently looking into getting the non-retina version with some upgrades. Because of future college expenses, I don't have the money to splurge, which might rule out the retina unless I am convinced otherwise I want a MPR that would last me through college and even afterwords before upgrading. Should I go with the base model and base 1.5ghz i5 or bump up to eh i7? 4gig or 8gig of ram? Is it work upgrading to the 1TB drive? Should I still look into the rMBP? What combinations would you recommend? For the some background info on uses -Typical college work: word processing, browsing, presentations, etc -I store a lot of my physical media on my computer (Which makes the disk drive a must) -I plan on using windows 7 in bootcamp to run some light gaming -Use school package including Adobe CC (focusing on light photo/video editing) Although I would like to get this all into one computer, what or other options you would recommend? Saving money would be a plus! Edit: I'm looking at the education prices for the $999 MBP and $1199 and up rMBP!