Hello everyone, I'm debating between getting the 2012 MBA (sold my 2011) or upgrading to the rMBP. I use my computer mainly for typing word documents, managing my iPhoto library, occasional movie editing, web surfing, and take my computer on the go. I like the air better for the $1000 lower price, portability, and good speed. I went to our local Best Buy to check out the rMPB and noticed how much crisper and better the text is. Since I type documents frequently and do a lot of reading/research on my computer, the retina display would be a nice added bonus. The negatives to the rMBP are the higher price and higher weight/larger size. Whether I get the MBA or the rMBP I'll be buying it from Best Buy since I have a reward zone card with them and can get a cheaper price with the education discount matching they offer and $100 off coupon (plus tax free weekend here in NC!). The biggest question is, for my needs and purposes, would the extra $1000 be worth it for the rMBP since I'll be writing a lot of documents and reading frequently on it, plus the 256gb vs 128 storage advantages and double the ram.