This will be my first Mac machine.. I need it for college (entering as a freshman) and for programming. The MacBook Air 13" is finally only $1,099 with a 128GB SSD or I could get the current rMBP 13" for a bit more.. $1049 would be the student discount for Air; $1399 for rMBP. I'm not sure, which one do you think I should get it? I really doubt a Retina MacBook Pro will be announced this summer. Probably won't until the fall, unfortunately. Problem is, I love the Air's form factor, but its display (from what I've heard) is absolutely garbage. Not only do most phones now-a-days have a higher resolution than the Air.. but it has a much better screen overall from what people are saying.