So the Macbook pro I found for an ok price $1150. The Macbook Air is currently $700 but I am not sure I can deal with a non retina screen for many years down the road. The Macbook came into play due to more memeory and portability. Although I do not plan to travel much with it but the more memory down the road could be useful. However now the pro went on sale the 256 version which is the same price as the Macbook so I guess it be more cost effective if one needed the extra memory and specs to do the Pro 256 over the smaller screen Macbook with the slower processor. I visited apple and the guy did a little trick where he opened all the apps on the Macbook and the Pro, and there was def a difference in speed when it came to getting all the apps open.... Any other differences to be aware of? Or advanatges to having the 12 inch Macbook instead of the Pro?