So I'm going into my first year of college this fall as a CompSci major, and I decided I want to get a Mac computer because I loved my old MacBook Pro (First Gen.) and it lasted me a damn long time. The thing is though that I'm somewhat torn. I made a post on reddit's r/Applehelp subreddit and someone who claimed he was a CompSci major said that I would benefit greatly if I got the 13' MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD. The thing is though that I feel the price is cost for the configuration + AppleCare is not worth it compared to a 13' MacBook Pro with a 500GB HDD and 8GB of RAM + AppleCare. Basically, which one should I get for the most bang for my buck, and I'm trying not to spend too much on these. Option 1: MacBook Air 1.3 Ghz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 (Frouth Gen) 8GB 1600MHz RAM 256GB SSD AppleCare TOTAL: $1,522.00 Option 2: MacBook Pro 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 8GB 1600MHz RAM 500GB HDD @ 5400 rpm AppleCare TOTAL: $1,272.00 All prices are based on the education discount for my college. Also note that I will also have to by Office for Mac (or should I get iWork) and Adobe Lightroom as well.