Yes I know this is most likely thread #9515 but I will need some specific advice because I want to video editing on it, anyways... I need advice for a new notebook, I'd love to get a Macbook and I am seeking some advice. Here are some important points: - My budget isn't too big, I'd love the retina one and I can afford it, but I just don't think I want to spend so much money on a computer, I'd rather spend something like $1200, *though* I will use it very intense the coming years (4 years +). - I will need it for school, I will take it with me everyday (2-3h of travel / day). - I might want to take it while traveling in the future. - It will be used for internet / text writing / movies / Photoshop / Video editing / Photo editing (Lightroom) mainly. - I don't really plan to game on it, though it would be nice to play Diablo 3. - I'd love to do some 1080p editing.. Nothing too fancy (After Effects) but just regular editing with 1080p footage. I have my deskop for editing as well, but I would love to do some on the move. But I'd rather not have constant lag while doing normal editing (which my desktop does sadly...) It is not like I will do LOADS of editing, but certainly SOME. So what Macbook should I get? I am leaning towards the 13" (cheaper model) and add 4GB of ram, and perhaps a SSD. Should I get that? Or should I get an air? Or should I just really invest more in it because it will serve me for quite some time (though I REALLY prefer not to spend too much)? Advice would really help me! Thanks in advance, REALLY appreciated! Edit second question: Can the 13" (cheaper, 2012 model) handle 1080p editing without problem? Just editing in premiere, nothing too fancy like After Effects. Edit 2:I live in the Netherlands and they don't sell refurbished models here.