i was holding out for a new imac(hoping for retina, but mainly just any kind of bump) but alas, apple likes to mock me... so no new imac for me for at least a few months it seems from the rumor mill(ugh) so took a relook at the new mbp with retina. im going to be doing more travelling, so having something more than the ipad would be handy... as well as being able to play diablo3... teehee! i def need more storage tho. part of why i wanted the imac was for the ssd+2tb option. so im taking a look at thunderbolt externals. it seems the WD ones require 5400rpm or "GREEN" drives i dunno what that means, but it sounds like it means SLOW AND THEREFORE USELESS WITH A THUNDERBOLT CONNECTION lol i saw the pegasus r4, but thats pricey and huge. then i saw the lacie 1tb lil big disk its small, looks like pixar made it, has a 7200 rpm drive in it, and i think i could use it as my drive i take along with me it seems the best combo of physical size/memory/cooling/speed then i could get the lacie 4 or 6tb "2big" drive to leave at home on the desk to backup everything to, along with a future 24+" retina seperate display (*glares at apple sternly*, give it to me!) does this seem like a good plan?? also... 2.6 or 2.7ghz... $250 for 0.1ghz?! thats crazy, right??? and... 8 or 16gb ram?... its not user upgradeable anymore... im stuck at 4 now, and know id like more... but will i actually NOTICE the difference from 8-16? or will either of them be overkill for using aperture? im currently on a unibody 2.4 c2d/4gb and using one of the lacie rugged drives to store my aperture library off of(kill me now! omg slow) just as a pt of reference anyways, im sure ive babbled, but hopefully you wise folks can read thru my chatter speak and see the properly composed message hidden within! ;D thanks for any and all help!