I have the option to choose as a " you got into vet school" computer from my mother. I can either choose to get a base 13 mba + maybe an iPad Air (would spend my own money to upgrade to air 2 as an exchange once I get it) or I can get a base retina MacBook Pro 13. I think I'm leaning towards the mbp because I think I want to get a surface 3 (not pro) to bring to class to annotate on PDF and PowerPoint slides as it would not be my primary computer I would just get the base atom + 2GB ram when I do + the pen, no keyboard, so I could in theory leave my "heavy" MacBook Pro at home. It's going to be used for the basics, plus very light video editing. I prefer the screen of the mbp. I just sold my Mba 2013 to offset the cost for her a bit. While I love the mba I love the retina screens. Any opinions?