This article just popped up on my news feed. Consumer Reports states they cannot recommend the new MBP (all three models) due to widely varying battery results in their tests. Essentially the laptops would run for significantly different lengths of time in the same test (e.g., between 16 hours and then 3.75 for the 13" TB using the same test). http://finance.yahoo.com/news/macbook-pros-fail-earn-consumer-190350939.html I personally am very happy with my 15" MBP. Love the keyboard and my battery life has seemed consistent at over 10 hours. But this is a very interesting report and definitely confirms many reports on here of varying battery life. Hopefully this is something Apple can fix with a software update, but definitely not good. *interesting fact, the report seems to indicate that Chrome is giving must longer and consistent battery life than Safari. I know for me, Safari has been acting very strange on many websites (like not letting me click the "login" button on a couple of banking websites, when switching to Chrome works right away).