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      06-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #3404
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nice! First time Mac owner?
Yes and no. I haven't personally owned a Mac (and technically still won't), but I've been the sys admin for lots of Macs at work for years. I'll be bootcamping Windows7 on it anyways.

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I'd compromise and go for a SS, but smaller HD and 8GB of RAM with a good graphics card. You want 64-bit OS also. Mine storms through images with only 8GB RAM.

Dave
Even with the smaller SS drive and less RAM, the Retina version is still over $2k. As this is a university owned machine, I do have to have some sort of justification for the expense. I'll be running Windows7 64-bit and we just got the Adobe Suite in 64-bit, so the 16GB of RAM should run that nicely. I may buy a SS drive for it in the future. The 16GB RAM package is $159 at Crucial. Easily affordable.
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