I have been deciding on these 2 laptops and can't decide on which to buy. I do not care about much about how light it is as I could easily carry the rMBP around with a sleeve. I do not do any intensive things on the MacBook. I browse the web A LOT, stream hd movies (720p and 1080p). What I consider are the displays and efficiency in gaming. Lets say we run minecraft on both computers on on render distance far and fancy graphics off on single player, which will have more fps? I actually want to consider the rMBP cause of the shape, I don't seem to like the wedge shape that much. What I consider are the screen, noise of the fans, efficiency in gaming. But I don't plan to use it as a primary gaming machine, just some casual fps games. So here are the 2 laptops configured if I want to buy either one of them. I am still deciding whether to get the i5 or i7 on the MBA. I don't mind paying extra for the screen quality and performance but I would also like to keep my spendings minimum. Here are the 3 configured MacBooks that I am deciding to buy.(Prices have been converted from SGD to USD) MacBook Air 13 inch 2.0 GHz i7 8GB RAM 256 GB flash USD$1945 MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2.9 GHz i7 8GB 128GB flash USD$2190 What is making me confused between the two is performance and price. Will there be any noticeable speed increase? I have seen the benchmarks but I don't trust them. I have went to an apple store and taken a look at the displays, both look super sharp because im coming from a super low res notebook. I really need a Mac urgently and I'm a first time Mac buyer coming from a pc. If I get either one of the MacBooks I am planning to trade it in for the 2013 haswell MacBook Pro retina if I see a noticeable increased in performance compared to the 2012 retina MacBook Pro.