Okay, for the life of me can not make up my mind. Here is what I need the machine to do. I have a powerful desktop at home, it's 3 years old but a Quad Core machine that does my heavy stuff. It's a Windows based machine but eventually that will go away for a IMAC. This machine will mostly be my portable machine for the following: Email Web browsing Chatting Forums Work remote sessions/vpn Remote Desktop Windows 7 dual boot or Parallel Photo editing with Photoshop and iphoto Maybe some videos but rarely. And use it for trips, etc. I had a Macbook PRo 15 late 2009 model, loved it, except it was a bit heavy. I had to sell it and get a Dell for work based and decided to go back now to a Mac and do the dual boot so I can use it personally and for work. I plan to purchase this laptop by middle of next week. So I need help from you experienced MAC guys to tell me if this will do what I need. Needs good battery life and I can get by with using a external DVD drive. I will have a budget of $2k. I planned on a Ultimate 13" Air, or a 15" 2.53 ghz Pro with upgraded screen. Hope to hear some good feedback! Thank you guys.