Ok so thanks to the wonderful people on this forum I have eliminated the retina macbook pro from the list and I am now deciding between the 11" and 13" Macbook air. Fun Facts: -This will be my main computer (replacing 2006 white macbook) -80% of the time, will be using eternal monitor -going to be spending over $2K on the maxed out versions on either machine -Already own an iPad 2 -when traveling, I will be using it to play back movies, play the ocasional game, but mostly itunes and emailing. I know there are tons of threads on 11" VS 13" (I've read and enjoyed them all!) and you can feel free to protest that fact by not participating in this thread, but if anyone has any advice, I would most sincerely appreciate it. I am typing this from my moms 13" air and I love it, but I have seen the 11" at the apple stores and there is something amazingly sexy about. Just really torn about whether or not I will miss that extra screen real estate or not. Also I am thinking it might be redundant to have the iPad 2 as well as the 11" as they would both be traveling with me. Anyway- ordering today so help and keep in mind that this will be my sole computer and I plan on keeping it for 5 or 6 years. Thanks!!!!!!!