Hey everyone, I posted a while ago in the MacBook forums for the same question but I have more info now. I'm starting college next year and need a new laptop for that. Now I have a 2011 MacBook Air (128GB, 4GB RAM with an i5) it's definitely running on its last legs. Cycle count is at +1000... Note that I will travel probably 4 or 5 days by bus and train for at least 1hour 20min. So for next year this is what the school recommends (minimum): i3 or better 4GB RAM screen resolution 1280 x 800 or better battery up to 5 hours (ideally 7 hours) I need to be able to run this: Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (may be in dual boot or virtual) probably will do through Bootcamp. Being able to read and write in Office 2016 (is provided by the school) Being able to install Flash 10 or higher (probably best using this through Chrome?) Being able to use Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign CC I know I don't want a new MacBook Air the screen really isn't good. So I went to look further 2 options in my eyes. MacBook 12" standard version: m3, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM = 1409€ (with edu discount) Question; Is it powerful enough? Note: I don't mind the one USB-C port. MacBook Pro 13": i5, 256GB SSD (upgrade), 8GB RAM = 1644€ (with edu discount) Question: Is it overpowered for my needs? Note: bulkier and heavier. Thanks for all the help!