hi there. I am in the lookout for a new laptop for studies, programing & family use. I have never had a mac before, however, I have had my iphone 5 for over 2 years now and I am very happy with it. So after looking at many YouTube videos it comes down to Dell XPS 13 or Macbook pro (was considering Air but people tell me not to buy it because of the low res screen and inferior design). Currently I am able to purchase either one of them for these prices: MacBook Pro 13´ (2015) Base model: 13,000kr (1500;- Dollar) with student discount. Dell XPS 13´(2015) Non-Touch,1080p ,256GB storage, 8GB Ram: 9,121kr (1060:-Dollar) with student discount 10% + 7% of on dell.se So I am having this hard choice to make. I am planing to use the computer in school but also let my parents use at home , since I have not much use for it at home due to owning a good gaming Windows PC. So my questions are: Will the Retina screen help my parents when it comes to reading, viewing videos etc? Given that the screen is only 13´,will it compensate the lack size with a the clearer image? Is the Macbook Pro worth the price when it comes to programing? Java , Blue-J , Netbeans etc, everything will work, right? What other advantages are there? Was considering waiting for the new Macbook but that thing looks like a glorified ipad, seems like low spec, might be slow and not able to run all apps properly. Thank You for any input.