this is so silly.
yeah I looked at the retina mbp.
but afaik the retina model is the latest model.
and the one that comes with flash drives as default.
It's patently obvious you haven't done your research then.
It's to be expected I guess, you only have a passing interest in Apple products,
but you've made these leaps in judgment based on a cursory glance at a website.
There are 4 basic varieties of Apple laptops out right now:
13" Macbook Pro
15" Macbook Pro retina
and 15" Macbook Pro non retina.
That's obvious if you look at the website.
The 15" non retina version came out the same day
as the retina, so, the retina is not the "latest" model, at least not the only one.
The non retina version is faster, I suppose this would matter more to us audio types right?
All of them can upgrade to solid state drives, but if you're dead serious about audio and the laptop was to be your only computer, you would definitely want to get the non retina version. Why? not for reasons pencil has mentioned but because the Retina and Air models are all hardwired motherboard wise in RAM and the kind of solid state drive is a bit more expensive and rarer. Probably is a more solid fit, and is definitely thinner. You can third party add 16GB of RAM to the 15 and 13" non retina Macbook pros, and use any third party solid state drive. So they remain far more future proof than the retina AIr and pro line up.
Both the 15 and 13" non retina macbook pros that are the obvious choice for musicians who want power come standard with ETHERNET>
You're arguing not about the Apple line up, but a small section of it geared towards THIN....
That, is why I'm kinda sorta maybe laughing at ya a bit.