So this is my situation. I'm looking for more portability. My Windows 7 desktop from 2011 is BLAZING fast and still great, but it's not portable. So I'm looking into laptops, I CANNOT stand Windows tiles/Metro, etc, so that includes 8, 8.1 and now possibly 10 (which is integrated) whatever, it just sucks. I was considering an older Macbook Pro because you can repair, fix, upgrade, etc, etc. Not a bad deal. I don't care for Retina, I really don't, it's a bit of a gimmick and Apple could have easily have released it ears ago, but there a business right. It's not to say I'll rule it out either, since it seems to be the new standard. So my concern is, with all these parts that are soldered down, not upgradeable, etc (although Other World Computing is doing something about it - pricey though), what if something happens to the computer after a year, beyond the original manufacturers warranty, how expensive of a fix are these things? I understand it depends on the problem, but say a battery is messed, or RAM needs replacement. Also the bigger concern for me is (with the Retina let's say), is the intergrated GPU really that capable of editing videos and pictures? Because I think the price is quite high than I'd like, I mean it's just integrated. If this comes off as bashing, it truly isn't. I'm just being up front about how I feel about spending this much on an entry level MBP or RMBP if it's integrated video. I love Unix OS, I love the touchpad and gesture control, I'm not a music guy, don't care for iTunes or apps in general. But I just need something portable and Windows 8.1 or 10, no thanks. Thanks in advance for any explanation and experiences about the intergrated GPU. It's the one thing holding me back.