I'm preparing to replace my old laptop with a new MacBook, but I'm having trouble deciding which one I should get. I'm split between the 13-inch MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The majority of my use of the computer will be web browsing (rarely more than 5 tabs open), eMail, very frequent use of the iCloud apps (especially Notes and Reminders), instant messaging, I also want to store my music collection on the computer (about 25 GB) and my slowly growing photo collection (about 10 GB). I may end up doing very light video editing, and light photo editing as well. I'm also considering gaming, but very rarely. If I do, I'm interested in The Elder Scrolls Online, and Skyrim. I played Skyrim on an Intel HD 4000 GPU and I was happy with how the game played. Battery life is the most important aspect to me. Second most important aspect is smooth operation, I hate choppy scrolling. And third is portability. I know I want at least 256 GB of storage, I'm not sure if I should bump the RAM to 8 GB or not. Apple keeps pushing the 13-inch rMBP on me, but I'm very enticed by the battery life on the 13-inch Air. I'm eligible for an educational discount and the difference between the Air and the rMBP is just $66. Is it worth upgrading to the more powerful machine, or should I go with the Air for its battery (which is most important to me)? Thanks!