Ok, so this year, one of my classes probably has to do with video editing, at the least photo editing. I will probably end up working on the project throughout the year. Now, I have two options here, I already own both computers so price is not a factor in this. I will probably be using a combo of Motion 5 and Final Cut X. Besides the video editing, I will be doing all my other school assignments on this computer too. The Specs of the computers are: #1 Retina MacBook Pro 2.8GHz Quad i7 with 8MB of L3 16GB RAM 768GB SSD nVidia GeForce GT 650M or #2 11 inch MacBook Air 2013 1.3GHz Duel i5 4GB RAM 128GB SSD Intel HD 5000 Now, the advantages of the Air is it is smaller and lighter, so it is easier to carry around and gives me more room on my desk to work with other things (sometimes was a problem using the Retina MacBook Pro), as well as the insane battery, but that really is it. The disadvantages are the smaller screen size, it doesnt have as much power as the retina does, No SD card slot and also screen quality is not as good. The advantages of the Retina Pro mostly has to do with the power under the hood, this thing is amazing at home when doing video projects. The other advantage is all the extra screen real-estate I get through scaling, as well as the screen quality. Also the SD card reader for importing. The disadvantages are the size of it, the 15 inch is kinda big, so it is the main thing that is on my desk and i have to arrange everything around it, as well as it being heavier then the Air. So, which one is the better choice to use in all classes.