Chemistry major fully configured MBA 2013 13" or MBP 2.9GHz 750GB HDD 8GB RAM 13" 2012

I'm going to be a freshman at UD this fall and can't decide between the 2012 2.9GHz i7 MBP 13" With 8GB RAM and 750 Gb HDD or the MBA 13" i7 2013 model with 512GB storage and 8GB of RAM. I can't imagine too much demand on the CPU but might do light image editing and mostly online research and office suite. Was wondering what might be a better option as to put a 512SSD in the MBP would pretty much equal the MBA price so it all comes down to the CPU. The Air is only a 1.7 GHz i7 but the MBP has 2.9GHz. However their turbo boosts are only .5 ghz different so which do you think I should get?

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