I've been looking at buying a Mac for the last couple weeks and have been going back and forth on what I should get. I've been really drawn towards the new Macbook Air's with the recent processor/graphic updates. My only problem is they don't have the retina screen option. I'm also worried they might not have enough power for whatever I decide using it for in the future. I'm a Web Developer/Graphic Designer - I will be using the Adobe Creative Suite and possibly parallels, along with other basic surfing. With my work discount I can get a 13" Macbook Air for $1,456.00, with this setup: 1.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM 256GB Flash Storage HD 5000 Or should I go with a refurbished 2012 model for $1600 with these specs: Originally released June 2012 15.4-inch Retina display 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 256GB Flash Storage 720p FaceTime HD Camera NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory I know the new Macbook Pro's are supposed to be coming out this fall and I'm thinking about waiting, but the max I'm willing to spend is $1600 - so I'm not sure what I will be able to get into for that price range. What would you do in my situation? Thanks!