I'm really split between the two. My parents are going to pay for most of my laptop, but I'm not going to abuse that and get something I don't need. I plan on majoring in either English or Philosophy, but may switch to Exercise Science if I change my mind on career paths. I like the price, portability, battery, and future-proof Wi-Fi of the Air. But, I like the available power (if needed), future-proof screen res, speakers, and screen size of the Pro. I don't plan on playing any games or doing vid/pic editing unless a class calls for it. Here are some questions that, if you could answer any, would be helpful: Do any 13" MacBook owners find the screen size a little underwhelming? Would the Air last me 4+ years? When do most people think the Retina's are getting updated? Is there anything in usual generals (bio/chem come to mind?) that would call for something the Air couldn't handle? Although I doubt any problems with English/Philosophy, would there be programs to use in Exercise Science that would require advanced computer programs? Thanks for any advice, I really can't decide right now.