At the moment I am a stay-at-home-mom. The most I use my PC for right now is finances, pictures, recipes, research, basic Excel & Word functions. I am an accountant and I don't anticipate using my Mac for work (when I go back to work). The first macbook that caught my eye was the Macbook Air. The size is very attractive for me. Its lightweight and with toting around 3 kids it makes for simpler travel when I need to travel with the kids. However, my husband is saying the 13.3" Macbook Pro is a better buy. I know the newest models, especially the Air, do not have CD/DVD drives. This doesn't bother me much, I don't really use the one on my PC. I do want the SD Card Slot which is why I want the 13" screen. I have been considering a refurbished. These are the refurbished Macbook Pro & Macbook Air that I have been considering: Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel i5. $829.00 Originally released June 2012 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution 4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM 500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm1 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Intel HD Graphics 4000 OR Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5. $889.00 Originally released June 2013 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution 4GB memory 256GB flash storage 720p FaceTime HD camera Intel HD Graphics 5000 Overall (new or refurbished) I'm torn between which is a better buy: Macbook Air or Macbook Pro? Also, is buying refurbished a good route to go?