Basically, my dillema is that I need a laptop for university. I'm going into computer engineering and will need to run virtual machines and preferably have a bootcamp partition for visual studio and windows development software. I can either buy a 2.3GHz with 16GB ram rMBP for $2528.94 now and be done with it. Or I can buy one of th following 13" Macbook Air and buy a 2nd gen Retina macbook pro next year and hand off the Macbook Air I buy this year to my dad who is still rocking a 12" Powerbook G4. 13" Macbook Air 1.8 GHz 128GB 8GB Ram: $1466.74 13" Macbook Air 1.8 GHz 256GB 8GB Ram: $1805.74 (Canadian prices with taxes) Eitherway, my dad will be upgrading from his Powerbook. So do you guys think it will be less expensive to go for an Air and then get a 2nd Gen rMBP? Or should I just buy a rMBP now. Thanks!