Edit: more info at the bottom of this page I don't travel a lot, and I rarely if ever need to bring my laptop to school, so my main uses for a computer would just be using it on my desk and sometimes around the house. I know the Air could do everything I need it to, the most cpu-stressful thing I do is minecraft, and that's not even too often, so I'm not worried about performance. Space is not a problem either, because on my current 500gb hard drive, I use less than 100gb. My ideal computer would be the high-res 15" MBP, but it costs way too much for me (jobless high school student). So, between the 13" MBA and MBP, the MBP seems like a better buy at first. However, I'm leaning towards the Air for the following reasons: 1. SSD included (yes I could get one for the Pro but it would end up costing more) 2. Higher-res screen: this is the biggest reason, I'm coming from a 16" 1080p screen and I just don't think I could go down to an 800p. Sure I will get an external monitor, but I would rather have as a high a resolution as possible on the actual laptop. 3. Thinner/lighter: I know I said I don't travel much, but it's always nice to have something thinner and lighter if possible. This is more just for aesthetics, as I think it is for most people (no one really NEEDS a computer this light, and the extreme thinness just looks nice). So do these reasons justify an air over a pro, or would it still make more sense for me to get a pro? To me, the main advantages to the pro are the cheaper price and ability to upgrade. I plan on getting a new computer in 2 years when I go to college, so I figured this would last until then.