I've had my dell inspiron for a little over 4 years now and had no problems till earlier this month, seems like the screen on my laptop is dying/fading. I hate the new windows 8, and haven't used a mac in a little over 10 years now... so this will be interesting. I'm looking for a new long term main. I'm currently a college student, so I'm looking for a nice durable sleek (it was a huge pain luggaging that inspiron from class to class) laptop, with a great battery life. Also my dorm last semester didn't have wifi, so an ethernet port would be ideal. I've heard great things from friends and other colleagues about MBPs, and I'm looking to buy a 13 inch pro. Although I'm stuck between choosing the older 2012 model or the new retina version. Though when I made this board on the pro forumns, a lot of users recommenced me an air, and with it being the newest apple edition, it wouldn't hurt to take a look at it? Though, I don't like the flimsy feel on the airs, it feels like if I'd ever drop it the whole thing would shatter (silly I know). Anyone got some pros cons and advice for the air? The only real thing that interest me is the battery life, though if my laptop can at least last 7 hours that's more than enough for me. For the most part, I'll probably be using word/office creating essays, graphs, and power points. I'm also a huge internet surfer so battery life would be essential as I can barely get maybe 2 hours if I'm lucky on my insprion. Along with your usual music/video player. I am a heavy internet user, so it's nothing casual, but I'm not a photographer/designer so little to no photo editing. I keep switching back and forth between pros now I'm also considering the air, care to share some advice? Pros and cons would be great as well! It will keep me occupied while I hold my breath in hopes for apples B2S sale.