Hello, folks! I am in for replacing my old dying Acer 2012 notebook for an Apple machine. My budget is no bigger than 1200 so I automatically headed over to the refurbished section. Besides casual web browsing I will be using the machine for: - Basic iOS development - Composing and producing music (Ableton Live + a few plugins running simultaneously) - Light photo editing + creating simple banners (Photoshop / Lightroom) As I am a huge pixel lover and I cannot live without IPS panel I was pretty sure the 13 Retina Pro is the notebook to go with. So I visited an Apple reseller store and played with both Pro and Air. The 1280x800 scaling was way too small for me so I changed it to 1440x900 and 1600x1050 and it started stuttering everywhere in simple webpages. Keep in mind that it was the 2012 retina with 4 RAM running Yosemite. Will I be able to run 1440x900 absolutely smoothly? Honestly I don't like the idea of spending so much money on a machine that will have such a big flaws. Other thing that I've noticed is that the Air display has a pretty accurate color reproduction despite the viewing angles and lower resolution which was a nice surprise. My laptops to choose from are: Refurbished 13,3" MacBook Air with 1,7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 Mid 2013 Model 8 GB Memory 256 GB Solid State Drive Intel HD Graphics 5000 Refurbished 13,3" MacBook Pro Retina with 2,6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Mid 2014 Model 8 GB Memory 256 GB Solid State Drive Intel HD Graphics 5100 In interested in hearing your opinion.