Hi everyone So my mind has been in continuous thinking about changing my early-2011 17" MacBook Pro with the following specs: Model: MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011) Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 RAM: upgraded to 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Storage: 750 GB HD + 256 GB SSD (Swapped the optical drive) Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6750M and Intel HD 3000 Graphics I think it is time to change it now. I have been looking at the new MacBook and MacBook Air, the first one for the new features and for the look which I love and obviously the portability. The second one for the portability but it has a lack of retina display. Now, what do I use it for? Mainly for office use: emails, word/excel, Skype, web browsing, small use of Windows with Parallels, but also a bit of photoshop (very small usage compared to years ago) such as minor photo editing or banner/website creation every now and then but now it's very rare. I am looking for a Macbook which brings me speed for the daily normal tasks because I hate waiting or slow processing, but at the same time I do not need a processor to sustain heavy loads. However I don't want to drastically drop the performance of a Pro model usage to something much much slower! In regards to the display I would stick on retina, I don't really care about the size because I can add an external monitor at work to give me more space. My recent Geekbench 3 results on my MBP17 are here http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/2603355 Now I will be glad to hear your thoughts and advices! Thank you very much for your time guys!