Lately, I've been comparing the macbook lineups, and the 13" pro has always stuck out to me with its far inferior specs compared to the 15" -No dGPU -Dual Core -8GB Max RAM -1280x800 resolution This seems a lot more similar to the 13" macbook air than the macbook pro. -No dGPU -Dual Core -8GB Max RAM -1440x900 resolution Now the only two differences are processor clock speed and storage. The MBA can be configured with a 2.0Ghz processor which can boost to an incredible 3.2Ghz! That's enough (cpu-wise) for 99% of tasks even the 15" Pro has to handle. The 13" Pro, on the other hand, if configured with the same sized SSD, comes in at $1,699. This configuration has a max speed of 3.1Ghz. An Air configured with a processor upgrade has a max speed of 3.2Ghz and costs $1,599. Of course, for the above point, you could argue the 13" Pro is not maxed out since I selected the base model + upgrades, but I did that because it's what any reasonable person would do. The higher end 13" is only $200 away from the 15" with a dGPU, bigger screen and quad core processor. The only people who wouldn't put in that extra $200 premium are people who either: -Don't need the extra power -Want a lighter laptop Well, doesn't the air seem like a better choice, then? So it all comes down to storage. The difference is, the 13" pro is capable of having a HDD instead of an SSD. For the "reasonable" comparison listed above for the two models, the pro gets 244gb more memory at the cost of the incredible SSD performance (which, I'm sure many will agree, makes more of a difference in performance to the average user than CPU or GPU). So, what reason is there to even go for the 13" now? I have a feeling it will be discontinued unless it gets a real update since, IMHO, it's no competition to the air. tl;dr The 13" pro is more of a heavier, thicker air, than an actual macbook pro. EDIT: I just realised that some people are considering the possibility of a 13" retina model in the next year. I'm 100% sure this will not happen, here's why: -13" retina would be 2560x1600, very similar to the 2880x1800 and thus would demand similar hardware -The 13" doesn't have room for a dGPU, which is required to run almost any 3-D application on retina resolution. The dGPU sometimes activates for just for watching HD video on the current retina model. Without a dGPU, all you have is retina text. -The 13" Pro can't get a better processor/iGPU than it has now. The HD 4000 is pretty much as good as it gets for the time being. Now, suppose when Haswell comes out the iGPU becomes a lot better. Well, then the Air is also a good candidate for retina since it and the 13" pro have the same GPU.