So after trying pretty much every Windows PC option I thought was appealing I've been left very dissatisfied overall. Sadly, Apple doesn't offer a ton that I'm super interested in either. Please consider this question as if these are the only two options available - 2017 MacBook Air 13" - base config - $849 2015 MacBook Pro 15" - refurbished - $1699 Obviously the display on the MacBook Pro is way way better. I'm mostly concerned about longevity on both the machines. I do not do anything particularly intensive and this machine will end up being used for casual home use so the value of the MacBook Pro in this situation is the much better screen and speakers and horsepower for the future if Apple continues to support it. If I buy the MacBook Air I would likely buy a local used ThunderBolt display for $200 to use at my desk. If I buy the MacBook Pro I would forgo the external monitor. The portability of the Air is extremely appealing as I'm an avid couch surfer. The lower storage is a bit of a pain but both will often be connected to a 2TB external drive. Just looking for some input on anything I may have missed. To be frank the MacBook Pro is my dream machine however I am reasonably price sensitive. If it's not going to be supported for more than 3 years it's probably not worth double the money to me.