I've been a Windows user my whole life and am now making the switch to Mac (long story). I'm going for the Macbook Pro 13inch and I need help making a decision. Here are my 3 options: 1. Regular Macbook Pro. The only thing making me want this is the fact that it has an optical drive and an ethernet port; both of which I use on my current laptop. I'm aware you can buy an external optical drive and a usb-ethernet converter but it would be nice to have it all in one machine. 2. Macbook Pro with retina. Only thing lacking is no optical drive or ethernet port. If I go for option one I'll be upgrading it to SSD and they both end up costing roughly the same so price isn't too much of an issue. Having to buy externals isn't the end of the world so I'd probably pick this over option 1. 3. There's rumours of a new set of Macbook Pro's being released with the new Haswell chips. This would probably mean the end for the original pro's and the price of retina's being slightly reduced(?). The only problem with waiting is that I need the laptop before uni starts again (late September) so I'm a bit short on time. Maybe Apple will release the new stuff in the 'back-to-school' period? Is the Haswell chip even worth waiting for? I probably wouldn't notice any performance improvements because I'm not doing any editing or programming but I could definitely do with long battery life. Thanks!