I currently have a 13 inch Macbook pro with retina display with 256GB of storage which I got on sale at BestBuy for $1,415 after sales tax ( Sale price was $1,349.99 + a coupon for $50 off on top of that Plus $5 rewards certificate) and mainly got it for battery life and the screen along with the 256GB SSD. As far as the Macbook goes it has the screen and the SSD but is it good enough for me? I need this for college and needs to last me the whole day. I have yet to fully stress test the macbook pro but I am getting solid battery life out of it and i don't mind carrying it around. I am just wondering is it worth returning this and then getting the Macbook for $1,249 at the Apple store with education pricing? The big draw for me is the portability but not sure if it's a good idea at the expense of power and battery life which i have read was average.