I am trying to pick between the two as a IT an Television Radio and Film major. My needs are something that can run FCP/iMovie, programming/ other IT software. Right now the only thing i can see that would justify me getting the rMBP is for gaming/ a better video editing experience. However, the retina display seems to be very taxing on the GPU causing lackluster frame rates. This along with the price worries me. So my question is what do you think I should get? Is the rMBP worth it for the performance increase in gaming/ video editing? Or does the portability and size of the MBA prove to be the best match?