I'm currently typing this on a 15" Unibody MBP (Late 2008). This machine is almost running on 7 years, so I'm looking for a replacement notebook. My requirements and needs have changed quite significantly over the past few years, which have led me to consider abandoning the Pro-line and going for a new rMB. Below is a summary of my dream laptop. Can you tell me which laptop - in your personal opinion - suits my needs best? (Sorry, I can't think straight anymore after seeing the images of this beautiful new rMB) Portability: I'll be taking my notebook to work every day, so the weight & size of the laptop is very important. Performance: I won't be doing any intense stuff on this machine, at least not on a regular basis. I use the following apps a lot: Safari, iTunes, Tweetbot, Pages, Numbers, Mail ... so I won't be needing a lot of horsepower. The only things that would need some extra power are: - occasional Photoshop work here and there: nothing major, just designing some flyers & touching up photos - watching 1080p movies without hiccups in VLC and/or stream them to my AppleTV (with Beamer or Infuse) => this is an absolute dealbreaker for me Battery life: very important. The longer my battery will last, the better. In an ideal scenario, I would just charge my laptop overnight along with my iPhone and don't bring my charger to work. However, it's from my understanding that there's no machine in the Apple notebook line-up that enables me to do so... yet. Storage space: 512GB SSD is enough, 1TB would be nice, but not a major issue. Ports: I don't really care about the whole IO-discussion the rMB has everyone engaged in. I usually just charge and plug in my earbuds. My home speakers are wireless Harman/Kardon Aura speakers & I stream media to my AppleTV over Wi-Fi. Screen: Retina only! 13" is my desired size, but I don't know if the 12" rMB would be too small in actual day-to-day use. Keyboard & trackpad: honestly don't care, I'm sure I'll get used to either of them. Life expectancy: My previous (still current) notebook served me very well for almost 7 years. I would like my new laptop to fulfill my needs for at least half of that duration. Aesthetics: I'm concerned I'm valuing the design & form-factor too much to make a rational, well-informed decision, so let's leave aesthetics out of the equation. The rMB is absolutely stunning, but the rMBP isn't ugly either. So it pretty much boils down to these 2 choices, unless I'm missing something: - 12" retina MacBook 1.3GHz - 13" retina MacBook Pro 2.9GHz which both cost the same, give or take fifty bucks. Please put me out of my misery.