Hey all... I know this kind of thread has basically been beaten to death, to the ground etc at this point, but I need some advice and input. I had a 2007 MacBook (specs in signature listed as deceased) and it served my needs very well until its final days. Its screen started giving me issues, and then finally it totally gave out. I think its backlight lamp or w/e blew, and I didn't want to spend money on a 6+ year old laptop at that point. I'm on the market for a new laptop, and I've been looking at both sides, mainly to see what was available. So just to not have any fanboy comments, I am a technology enthusiast... I have a custom PC (listed in sig). I've been a Mac user since 1988.... Anyway, here's what I used my now-dead MacBook for: -- General usage (web browsing etc) -- Media consumption (video playback on YouTube and otherwise) -- Some video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro (albeit render times were horrendously slow due to the GMA X3100 in that year model MacBook) with some light Photoshop for my titles for my videos. I've lost touch with Premiere's built-in titling.... Making a layered PSD and then bringing it into Premiere is so easy and awesome. So, with my usage patterns started up above, which of the two 13" laptops would you guys think would suit me the best? I'm willing to spend upwards of and/or up to $2k given I'd want either a 13" rMBP totally maxed out or a 13" MacBook Air in the same fashion. I've been thinking that since I have a super capable custom machine that I'm posting from now I don't need such a powerful machine when on the go, but I'd want it to be powerful enough to do stuff at least capably for what it can do.... if that makes sense. I've also been playing with the idea of getting a super powerful laptop (a nicely spec'd 15" rMBP), but I travel 3-4 times a year across the country for mini-vacations and I wouldn't really have the opportunity to utilize its power... The only thing it'd be good for really would be longevity... Okay, not the ONLY thing, but my point still stands. Thanks!