Hey, guys! First off, I know that you must have read a lot this question, but after reading a lot about this, there are still some specific things that I'd like to know. I just sold my previous 4-year-old notebook yesterday, and I'm planning to get a Macbook (I've been wanting it for a long while, so I'm super excited), but where I live (Chile) they offer me two macbooks at the same price: the Mid-2013 macbook air 13" (base model) and the 2012 non-retina macbook pro 13 (base model as well). Money is actually an issue for me, since I'm a college student and I'm buying this with my savings, so I want to make the best decision. The use that I'm going to give to the macbook is: music (around 20GB of it), streaming videos, essays, occasional Photoshop, occasional gaming and I must say frequent Parallels/VMWare (for my transition between Windows to OS X and Ubuntu) and connecting to the HDTV for movies. I don't have desktop computer, so it's gonna be my exclusive computer. Storage is not an issue I suppose, since I have an external drive, and battery life, yet great, won't be an issue either, since I won't likely be carrying my macbook around much. CD/DVD won't be an issue because I have an external optical drive already. The thing is that I want it to last, at least, 4-5 years or so, and I love the OS X, and I don't want to stop getting the new OS releases. And I also have an iPhone and an iPad, and with my family we usually communicate over facetime and photo sharing, so being able to facetime in my notebook is just great. I like the idea of the SSD PCIe that the MBA has, since I'm starting to see that all the new macs are getting this SSD drive by default, and maybe the new OS releases will focus on this new technology, but this is just my idea, is it going to be that way? If it is, I wouldn't want to be left behind because I have an old HDD. So that's it, I apologize for the extension, but I'm truly excited about this and I really want to make the best decision, and I know you guys could help me. Thanks so much in advance, and sorry for my english if there was any mistake.