Hi everyone! Let me explain my current situation so I can get some really good advice. I purchased an iMac 2012 earlier this year with the following specs: 2.9GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X8GB 1TB Fusion Drive NVIDIAGeFrc GT 650M 512M GDDR5 Which I use as my main machine. I'd say its quite powerful and I love it. I am a college senior and work on campus. Anyway, I need a light laptop, preferably because my backpack is full of text books. I really don't want to lug around any more than I need too. I have held the MBA and it didn't seem super solid and study. But the weight it perfect. I would need the MBA primarily for, web browsing, watching youtube videos, occasional work in Adobe Photoshop CS5, MS Word, Excel, & Power Point. I really wouldn't do anything demanding on the machine, as I have an iMac for that. On the contrary, I'd like my MBA to last me for about 4-5 years. I would load this guy up with a lot of my stuff, so I'd go 512GB flash storage. Here are the specs I wanted to go with for my MBA: 1.7GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7 (To future proof my laptop) 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM (8GB is kind of the new standard) 512GB Flash Storage (already explained why I need 512GB over 256) AppleCare I by no means game so I am sure the Intel Graphics 5000 would suffice. I also do not want to lug around a power adapter and am on campus 8-10 hrs a day. Now, I know that my maxed out MBA would put me on level with the rMBP, however, I really don't want nor need a killer notebook, as I have a very powerful iMac. Don't need two powerful machines. Not too mention, I think the rMBP is quite under-powered and overpriced. I was going to wait until Tuesday to see if Apple updates the current MBP 13" with the new processors found in the Air, but I really can't wait much longer after that, as I need a portable notebook ASAP. Any advice is greatly appreciated.