So, my daughter will start college in the fall to study nursing, and we plan on buying her a laptop for her Birthday/Graduation. We have never owned an apple computer before but have heard great reviews. We would like this computer to last her 4-years and would like to keep the price around the $1500 dollar range. At first we looked at the MacBook pro with Retina, but then we heard about the Macbook Air was updated recently. So then I began researching the Air and decided on the i7, 8GB and 256 model, until I read about possible over-heating and battery life issues. Now I'm even more confused about which one to purchase, the i5 or i7? I'm sure that she would be happy with anything we get her, but we are just looking for a decent price on something that will last and not become out-dated a few years from now. Also, I'm crossing my fingers for a Back to School special too. Thanks in advance for your guidance!