I was able to pick up both of these computers this week and I want to pick one of them as my on the go "writing" computer. I have a Mac Pro at home as my work horse for video editing and any graphical/photo work. Both of the Macbooks I got are the base models; MBA 13; 1.6ghz, 128gb SSD, 4gb RAM MBr 1.1ghz, 256gb SSD, 8gb RAM. On a side note; I think the SSD speeds on the Macbook Retina have gotten a little better from what i previously read; though MBA is still better. I got these scores around: MBA Write: 629 MB/s; Read: 910 MB/s MBr Write: 458 MB/s; Read: 740 MB/s The Macbook Rentina was $860 before tax and the MBA was $727. I'm having a hard time deciding since there things on both I like and things on both I dislike. I'm personally leaning towards the MBA cause it's still cheaper and I prefer the keyboard as well as not having to buy any adapters to use my external accessories. What would you all pick to keep?