Hello. I know this thread is so popular and yet so annoying. Anyway, I am trying to help a friend with choosing his laptop for college but I found myself in trouble trying to decide which one is better. We are talking about these exact models: 1. MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 - i7 3520m 2.9GHz - 8 GB ram - samsung SSD - HD 4000 2. MacBook Air 13" 2015/2016 - i7 5650u 2.2GHz - 8 GB ram - default SSD - HD 6000 As you can see we are talking about the highest models of both laptops. Both i7s, both with SSDs, both 8GB ram. We do not take prices into account, let's just talk specs! My friend is a regular college student, doing word, web browsing, youtube, movies. Occasionally light editing and light gaming. Neither one is a gaming rig, nor a powerhouse, but generally speaking which one should be better? I am thinking that the age of the pro makes it equal to the air (in terms of power), am i right? Looking forward to your personal opinions!