Hello everyone: I am a full time employee but recently returned to school for forensic accounting. Currently I have a 2009 MBP, which I love, and aside from the SSD upgrade I gave last year and a few of the work tasks I use it for it has began to show it's age. Since I took several classes over the past year I got to expense quite a bit and my tax refund is looking to be significantly larger than I would have imagined so like any good American I plan to 'stimulate the economy' with some of the refund. My plan is to buy a new MacBook and give the old one to my parents who don't do anything more than browse the internet. The most important tasks the computer will need to do are: -Remote into my work computer using employer's software -Excel (aka an accountant's best friend) -Video and Photo editing -All the other stuff like email, internet browsing, etc... I was looking at both the 13" MBA and rMBP. I have been leaning towards the retina since I do have an iPad for all my smaller tasks. Also, could you recommend a processor for the tasks I do? It is a pain that I can't upgrade the storage, yet, but I can't imagine I will be using more than 256GBs. Thanks in advance!