So it is most likely that the 2013 MacBook Air model will not feature a Retina display feature. This is a letdown to me because Retina is essential to frequent travelers, journalist and heavy word processors to have a sharper text display. However, it's not going to prevent me from buying it anyways. I will be purchasing the MBA 13" 8GB Ram, 256 GB version, which will be around $1500~ with student discount & tax included. The problem I will be facing is when the Retina MacBook Air comes around possibly 2014, or maybe 2015. I am worried that I already spent so much money on a 2013 MacBook Air that it will be really under-demanding on eBay and such to resell its value. So should I upgrade its specs anyways, or maybe save some a little bit by cutting down its specs?