A hardware store here in Sweden is running a campaign on the current entry-model Retina MacBook Pro, 13", at around 20% off. This is one of those "agree with me that this is a good choice so I can buy the machine in good conscience" posts... I have been thinking of upgrading my mid-2012 MacBook Air for a while - nice machine, but the CPU (2GHz i7) struggles a bit sometimes. I mainly use it for work (web & programming). It has a 256GB SSD, which is nice, but I can easily get by with the Pro's 128GB one. CPU-wise, I am guessing the Pro's i5 handily beats the older Air's i7. I am also guessing the Pro has way better cooling and will not sound like an airplane when pushed - which is really my main beef with the Air. Weight-wise they appear similar. I mainly use it as a stationary computer anyway, only taking it out in the field occasionally. The Retina screen would be a sweet change from the by now arcane screen of the Air. Anyway, what do you think? Is it a good upgrade? Edit: should obviously have been posted in the Pro forum. Whoops!