So I'm looking to get my first Apple computer and I'm having trouble deciding what to get. I work full time and often lug my 5.5lb laptop to my job to web browse and work on homework between my clients. A 3-3.5lbs computer would be amazing. I'm also a college student, but it's Women's & Gender Studies so I'll really only need the computer for iWork/MS Office and web browsing(up to 20 tabs open at a time). No photo/video editing, gaming, or other resource intensive stuff. I'm coming from a really cheap interim PC with an AMD 300, 4GB RAM, and 320GB HDD(with 214GB free at the moment). I use iCloud and Google Drive for my docs, music, and photos. Now here's my dilemma with options(all 13 inch models): MBA 4/128 for $900 rMBP 4/128 for $1150 MBA 8/128 for $1139 MBA 8/256 for $1339 rMBP 8/256 for $1349 I think the base MBA is a really good deal and I think it would be ok for my needs. I like the base rMBP, but I'm not sure if my usage warrants $250 more for the retina. And I know many people say to try to get 8GB of RAM, but is it worth the mid-tier price jump for the MBA? At that price point I'd be getting pretty damn close to the mid-tier rMBP. Then again, maybe the MBA 8/128 is an option, though it's still $239 for those 4GB of RAM. There is a chance that I am overthinking this lol. None of the configs are going to break my wallet, but I'm also not necessarily going to throw several hundred dollars at upgrades I don't need. Thanks in advance for any advice.