Hello everyone, I am currently using a late 2008 aluminium Macbook and my specs are Intel Core 2 Duo 2 Ghz, 160 GB HDD, 8 GB ram (It was 2 GB but I upgraded it to 8 GB 2 years ago) It has become considerably slower and the battery also doesn't last for long. I am so used to a Mac that I don't want to go back to Windows but as you all are aware that Macs are great and worth the price but still not cheap. My Macbook runs okay and I think I can manage it but the other day I went to the Apple Authorised Dealer (I am from Pakistan so we don't have the Apple store here but authorised dealers) and checked out the new Macbook Air. I was totally blown away by how much fast they were and very response and then I realised how slow my machine has become. I just got a job and I have my savings so I plan to get a new Macbook but the thing is that I am confused whether I should go for a Retina Macbook Pro 13 inches or a Macbook Air 13 inches. I want at least 256 GB space so I won't be going for the base model. Honestly, buying both will disturb my budget and utilise a major chunk of my savings. I want to buy a machine, which could last me another 5 years at least like this one. My usage is not very heavy. I use the macbook for downloading, watching movies sometimes, managing the music, working on Microsoft Office, writing emails and sometimes working on iPhoto. Most of the places say that for this type of work load, MBA is quite good enough but then I am not sure if it would last me another 3-4 years in speed and my financial status doesn't allow me to get a new machine after every 1-2 years. I don't have the option to get a refurbished model so thats totally out of the question. I would really appreciate your help here people. I also don't have the option here in Pakistan to upgrade the MBA to 8 GB Ram so thats why I have to consider all these aspects. Thank you.