Sorry if this is a commonly-asked question, but I haven't found a thread that isn't two years old. Proceeding with my question: Up till now, I planned to buy the rMBP 13" 8/256 for college. It's probably the best I could get, however, it will set me back $1500. That's kind of alot... So I considered the Air 13" for programming for all of a few seconds before dismissing its 1.6 GHz processor. But now, the price has forced me to take a second look. I also prefer the battery life and slimness if only a bit smaller than the rMBP. It has to be good enough for this course: http://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/pro...ams/a_m/computer-programmer-analyst/kingston/ Do you think performance will be okay? I'll be upgrading to 8/256 as well, so I'm saving around $200.