I get the education discount from Best Buy which is a flat $150 off any Macbooks.. Below are the adjusted prices after discount: Macbook Air 13 2014 i5/4gb/128ssd $799 Macbook Pro 13 i5/4gb/128ssd $1084 Macbook Pro 13 i5/8gb/256ssd $1274 And for fun they are also doing $150 off all Lenovo Yoga notebooks: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro i7/8gb/256ssd $1049 Lenovo Yoga 2 i5/4gb/500gb $629 The Yoga2Pro is probably the best deal for raw power for the money.. but it's still no Mac in terms of quality/battery life. The 1800p screens on those are kinda meh.. especially at low brightness they like to flicker, etc. And battery life.. I had one briefly and I tested it around 5 hours for light to medium usage. The 2014 Base model Air 13" sounds like a really great deal at $799.. But i'm afraid 4gb might be too little.. I need to run Bootcamp via Parallels 90% of the time for work and I already know i'm going to hate the TN panel on the Air because i've had the 12 and 13 models and it's just meh but the rest of the machine is every bit of a Pro machine in terms of quality and fit and finish. Right now my eyes are set on the MBPR 13 with i5/8gb/256gb for the extra ram and storage for a more flexible boot camp partition. The other last choice would be a MBA 13 with i5/4gb/256 for $989 Grr what to do..