Hi there! As some of you may aware, I may be receiving a grant for some assistive technology from my state government, and am trying to explore my current options. Originally, we had applied for the grant to get a Surface Pro 3, which was denied. Currently, we are waiting to hear back about the same grant for a retina MacBook, but I want to look at other options in case this grant is denied as well. Now that I've given some background, here's my situation: I currently use an iPad Air provided by the school district to do my schoolwork on. It works well, except for the limitations that the IT department has placed on the software, which I can list if anyone is curious. I am attracted to the retina MacBook because it is literally ultraportable and has a Retina display, which I need because of my vision impairment. It is powerful enough for me in the base configuration, and the infamous 1 port doesn't bother me at all. I love the fact that it is fan-less. The keyboard doesn't bother me; I actually like it quite a bit. And I love the fact that it comes in gold, just like the iPhone. With the iPad Pro, comparisons to the Surface Pro 3 are inevitable. Both are available with detachable keyboard covers, and both have available styli. These were major selling points for me and the Surface, and I believe Apple may have finally perfected them with the iPad Pro. It is important for me to have some sort of physical keyboard, as the device I purchase from this grant will be used at both home and school day in and day out. Having a stylus still important, but secondary. Writing is a challenge for me with my disability, which is why a keyboard (whether software of physical) is important. A stylus is important for notes and classwork/homework where drawing is necessary, especially in a class such as chemistry. Thank you for your recommendations! I will gladly expand and explain any questions or comments, just ask! --- Tl;dr : Should I get a retina MacBook or an iPad Pro?