I'm looking for at laptop for the final two years of law school (studying in Denmark where it's five years). I have a powerful desktop at home and two monitors, 24" and 22". In the new semester I have classes about four days a week. On the one hand I probably only need a new laptop for class and maybe to write assignments - but for assignments I have my desktop. On the other hand I think it could be great with a new computer, and when I sit at home and read, a rMBP/MBA will be much more silent than my desktop. When I work at the computer, I often have several documents open at the same time, and it's an advantage, if they can be adjacent. In the next semester, I will also have days, where I'll have to stay and study at college during the day, since I have classes in the morning and in the late afternoon. Often the hours will be spent reading. Before the rMBP was released, I thought about getting a MBA. I waited until June 11th to see if a rMBA or a 15" MBA was released, but instead came the rMBP. When I go to the store and compare rMBP and MBA 13", the monitor on the MBA looks a little pale. The MBA feels a lot more portable and open-and-use-right-away-like, but the rMBP feels more like a solid workstation. Knowing that the rMBP exists, with the higher resolution monitor, I fear a little that I'll regret not getting it, if I instead buy the MBA, which is the sensible choice. Can someone relate to my situation or give it an objective point of view and what would your advice be?