Hello, how are you? I want to buy a new laptop. I currently have a 2.4 C2D aluminium 13 Macbook with 4gb of ram and a seagate momentus hybrid drive. The computer is still nice but I would like something a bit slimmer, faster and with better performance. I don't want the computer to do heavy tasks. Currently, I use my MBP for web browsing with safari with multiple tabs, email with mail, itunes music playback of my alac library through Audirvana and some light iwork like letters and such. I also manage my music library like importing cd's, converting formats like flac to alac and such. I don't do video editing and I don't do graphic design. I don't have any creative apps from Adobe installed and as far as Apple apps, I just use iphoto ocasionally. Now, which new laptop is the main question. My options are an 11 inch Air or a 13 retina pro. The 13 inch air is out of consideration due to having a larger footprint than the retina and costing almost the same. My choices: - 13 retina MBP with 2.4 i5, 8gb and 256 SSD - 11 MBA with 1.3 i5, 8gb and 256 SSD The air is a bit cheaper, but price is not the main issue. For my usage that I described above, which would be the better machine? I already know the pros and cons. The retina is bigger and heavier but has a better screen with IPS panel and retina resolution. It also has the option of running scaled resolutions to give more desktop space. The air has a pretty standard TN panel but has a smaller footprint, which makes it take less space at my desk at work (I have to use my Mac at work side by side with a windows laptop) and fits a non laptop messenger bag. I am sure I could use the Air on my iPad bag. Please share your thoughts. Thank you. Cheers!