13" base model 2.3 core i5, with the 128gb SSD option. With education discount this puts it at 1324.00. This is just 25.00 more that the 13" MBA. For 25.00 more the performance blows away the air. Things I give up. 1. Portability, and higher res screen of the air. The MBP is still extremely portable, and thin compared to most offerings non-apple. 2nd while the resolution remains 1280x800 it is still a great screen that is crisp with excellent colors. I recently returned a 13" mba for this mbp and while the mba screen is sharper with higher res, my wifes 13" macbook pro has better color and subjectively looks nicer. If your not a huge multi tasker which I am not the 1280x800 screen is fine. JMO.