I was looking to pick up a Mac Air because I want something light and convenient for viewing and editing photos in the field...but then I noticed the Retina display on the MacBook Pro, the resolution is so much greater than the Air...and more power.
It would be mainly for viewing and editing photos in Aperture and Nik....and surfing the web.
Any thoughts from owners of either would be appreciated.
I'd go with neuro's solution probably, a MBA and a 27" Cinema Display.
The MBA is pretty speedy, and the Cinema Display is epic. I'd also consider a 21.5" iMac and a base model MBA.
Disclosure: I'm an Apple Certified Support Pro, and an Apple certified Aperture Pro, but I'd seriously give the Lightroom 5 beta a try. I find I'm editing my photos in it then adding the JPEGs to Aperture. For more difficult images I'll use DXO. *embarassed*
I can't give up the nice syncing and faces/places features Aperture has, but I prefer the look of my RAWs developed in LR5 or DXO.