I just realised I have to have the 256gb storage for my roughly 80gb itunes library. I do not like carrying an external hard drive all the time. So the education prices in Australia are- Macbook air 13 i7 256gb with 8gb ram upgrade- $1839 Macbook pro ratina- $2279 Reasons to buy the mba- much lighter and thinner Reasons to buy the ratina- Sharpest display, more processing and gpu power. The reason why I am even considering the ratina is because 256gb is a must have for me. So thats increasing the price of the mba considerably. So if I go spending $1850, I may as well go all the way and get the ratina mbp for an additional $400. My only concern is the 2kg weight. It still seems too heavy to carry. What do you guys think? I have exactly 1 week to decide.