However the battery life is a deal killer for me. Now I understand that the display is most likely (despite it being as "efficient" as it is) is the main for the battery life being less than the current models. Having a MBA with 13+ hrs of battery has been great! I wake up early every morning go to class and then take it to work. It's nice not having to worry about debating if I need to bring a charger or not. Love how they made it more portable and love the fact that they not only improved the display res but also helped make the bezels not as thick. I take it on the go and do light work and if I need more power or when I get home I just hop onto my beast of a desktop PC to do my heavy lifting work/gaming. Personally since again I have my desktop at home I honestly could care less for the ports other than a headphone jack for listening to music. A lot of my documents are saved on cloud servers and such so I'm not worried the lack of ports. In a perfect world I would just prefer Apple to just update the current MBA lineup with a high quality 1080p display but lets be honest the rMBA is the future of where Apple is heading. I'll call it now but they'll eventually replace the "Pro" line up with a 15inch version of the rMBA and just have a 12 and a 15 and just call them Macbooks.