My wife needs a new computer. A 15" Retina MacBook Pro with a external monitor would be ideal, but she needs to run Windows 7. She needs: reasonable battery life ( > 3 hrs ) high res screen ( 1600x900 bare minimum & that cow be too low) lite weight Fast as in boot and to run applications like excel. Do not need high "horsepower " for like video compression. I think I mean a SSD drive and high scalr performance. Easy to hook up a external keyboard & mouse & monitor. Durable reliable A MacBook Pro running Bootcamp Windows is an option, but I don't know about the issues with this. Any help is appreciated. Trying to figure out what other vendors offer (like HP ) is a nightmare. Their websites are simple awful!