Hi I was just wondering whether anyone had gone from a 15" cMBP to a 13" rMBP and the experiences relating to speed, screen size etc? Currently I have a 15" early 2011 MBP with a 2.2GHz quad-core Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB hybrid drive (8GB SSD cache) and AMD Radeon 6750M. The computer I'm looking at (or the Broadwell or perhaps Skylake equivalent) would be a 13" rMBP with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD - not sure about the processor and GPU, would depend on when the next refresh is/what it brings. The main reason I'd want to downsize is that my MBP used to be essentially a desktop computer that I'd take somewhere, leave for a week at a time and use sat at a desk. Portability didn't matter a great deal. However, now I'm regularly taking it with me and making notes with it. Carrying my laptop, three to four textbooks, a pad of paper, a couple of exercise books or folders, a pencil case plus the MagSafe charger (my MBP gets 2-3 hours of battery life, another plus of the rMBP) can get pretty heavy pretty quickly and can't be great for my back. I'm not in a massive rush to upgrade - my MBP still works fine and hasn't (yet) succumbed to Radeongate. However, playing with a rMBP at an Apple Store definitely makes me yearn for a thinner and lighter laptop. When trying one out, I set the display resolution to both one above best for Retina and the furthest-right 'More space' setting (I believe they are, respectively, equivalent to a normal 15" cMBP screen and a hi-res one) and it seemed pretty great. It could be that theoretically I wouldn't have to give up any screen real estate if I set it to 'More space', and so would still be able to edit photos, videos etc quite easily, even if they were physically a bit smaller on the display. Generally, I use my laptop for note taking, Safari, Photoshop, Xcode, FCP 7, Illustrator, Motion and maybe a couple of games, but nothing serious. Football Manager is probably the most taxing game I play. Obviously I'd probably be giving up a quad core processor which would impact the raw power of the laptop when doing things like rendering video, but I'm hoping the jump from a hybrid drive to a SSD would make it actually feel faster in day to day usage. I loaded up a Motion file which my current MBP struggles to play (many, many layers) and it coped better, albeit still dropped a few frames. That's about the limit of what I'd do though, and was pretty impressive for an iGPU (the Intel HD 3000 is nowhere near as good). Sorry for the long post, I'm just looking for some opinions or experiences from people who've switched. The 15" rMBP isn't completely out of the question, though I'm not sure I'd actually need the power or extra screen space it provides enough to spend that much more. Thanks! TL;DR: 15" cMBP -> 13" rMBP in near future?