Hey MacRumors! I start college in the fall, as a Computer Science major and I'm currently deciding on which Mac to buy. Now, I'm considering both the lowest end models of the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. HUGE EDIT: after testing at my local mall, I concluded that I cannot stand an 11" MBA. So now my choices include a 13" MBA, possibly the rMBP 13", OR: MBP ($999 after education discount): • 500 GB Hard Drive • 2.5 GHz Core i5 (not haswell) • 4 GB RAM • HD Graphics 4000 • 13.3" model • 7 hour battery life Something important to note, once I get this Mac, it will become my primary machine for computing. I can't stand my desktop PC at home (I'm living at home throughout college), the thing is WAY too slow. As it will become my primary machine, the CD drive and 500 GB space are very appealing to me, plus the extra CPU power is as well. However, the longer lasting Air also appeals to me. Longer battery, much lighter, faster storage, faster graphics, but the screen is smaller and it has much less space. I'm leaning VERY slightly towards the Pro since I want this to be my primary machine. Everytime I look at the air though, I become confused again as to which one I really want. My main uses would be: •Typing essays/documents •iTunes and iDevice management •since Computer Science involves coding, coding •Online gaming (flash gaming, for instance) •Of course, web browsing! Facebook, twitter, youtube, etc. •Downloading files •Optional: steam gaming? Probably not, however. ALSO:I may very well wait for the October refresh of the MacBook Pro, if it happens. If not, I will consider the current generation. Please help me on this decision! Thank you for reading.