I'm trying to get a new laptop, my current one is *gasp* 2008 MacBook alum-body!! I am a fairly light user, mainly browsing, some office work using Dropbox. I do most of my photo editing using iPad, then transfer over for storage. I will be traveling with the laptop, I'm still a bit torn about MBA vs MBPS, since the retina display is appealing. For MBA, I'm thinking about 13 " 1.4/8/256, but I can't seem to find the refurbished stock, does it change often? I prob will be getting the same 8/256 for MBP if I consider going to pro. Thoughts? Another issue, I have a student ID, but my school does not have a .edu email address. I do travel to Portland often, I'm not sure if the 1.4/8/256 MBA is standard where I can just walk in and purchase or I have to custom config? Will they take an ID for the discount in store? Thank you!