I will start college this fall and go for a CS degree. I have been waiting quite a while for the macbook refresh... and now it's finally here. I have a $2000 budget but would prefer not to spend it all. Below are the configurations I have built on the apple store. Macbook Air "13 256GB Flash 8GB RAM 1440 x 900 Resolution ~$1600 Retina Pro "15 256GB Flash 8GB RAM 2880 x 1800 Resolution ~$2000 Air pluses: Lighter, thinner, cheaper Retina pro pluses: Nvidia 650M, higher resolution, quad core processor With the upgrades to the Air I can get similar specs as far as Storage and RAM go. So now the difference between the computers is basically just the screen resolution and size. Should I get the Retina Pro? Is the screen worth the $400 increase? The reason I was waiting for the new release was to get a Macbook Pro "13 that didn't have a low resolution. Since the resolution didn't increase I started looking elsewhere to the Air and Retina Pro. My plan was to buy RAM and SSD on my own and upgrade the Pro but there's no way to upgrade the screen so i forgot about the Pro. My configuration for the "13 Pro was a 256GB SSD with 8GB RAM + the stock 500GB HDD. That would make it a contender with the above configs. Should I still consider the Pro or pick from one of the above configurations?