I picked up the base model MPB as a replacement for my mid 2010 mbp (15" 2.53 ghz core duo i5, 500 gb HD).
the new one has the following specs
with Retina display
2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
256GB PCIe-based flash storage1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
My question is, will this be sufficient for photo editing needs? I run Photoshop, aperture, and capture 1.
I was fighting the urge to pull the trigger on the more expensive model that has the dedicated graphics processor, more ram (16 gb) and a larger HD (512 gb), but the price difference ($600.00) was rather significant.