So I decided to go back to school and get a bachelors in media and computing and will be needing a new laptop that gets me through college for the next three years. I can wait and see what October brings to the table as far as the mbp is concerned. Apart from web development projects, there's a chance that I will need to be able to run 3d modelling software on Windows for my game design class, in case I won't be able to do it in the lab. Also I'll be being some app development along the way. I was considering the new air due to its portability and better battery life. I5/256gb ssd/8gb ram to be precise. However I'm not really sure, if that will suffice, so the rMBP could also be an option, if it's the better option. Not sure, if I'll be carrying the laptop with me all the time. Like I said I can hold out till the end of the month and see what pops up in the mbp/rmbp department. Software that'll be used would be: eclipse sublime text 2 photoshop/pixelmator illustrator Windows 8 in either VM/Parallels sdk's for android/ios/windows Advice/recommendations are greatly appreciated.