I currently own a MBA 2012 13" i5 1.8/8gb ram/256 gb. it's probably my favorite computer i have ever owned in my life. bought it in november 2012. i've been thinking, although it's way too early still, and i need other opinions on this matter if i should sell my MBA 2012, use some of that cash when i do sell it and buy a 2014 MBA. i plan to travel around the world starting september 2014 for maybe 18 to 24 months, starting off in south america for 5 months, then europe for 2 months, before rounding off in india, nepal, southeast asia, australia, new zealand, japan hawaii and back to the u.s., biggest factor is battery life in my opinion, and of course portability. i dont know if i should consider an 11" mba or just stick with the 13", or just outright stick with what I have now. i plan to carry an iphone 5, and my ipad mini retina as well. i love the screen size for my mba 13. its just perfect, battery life could be better, but closing some apps and programs and tweaking the display settings really gets me close to that 7 hour rated battery life. but the improved battery of the latest generation model of mba has got me thinking, i think it's really nice. only thing i do that's heavy is doing some simple lightroom editing of raw files and imovie video editing to upload to youtube. although i'm considering upgrading to a 2014 either 11 or 13, i'm also inclined to maybe just stick with what i have now. but by the time i come back from my 2 years of travel, my mba 2012 would be more than 4 an a half years old. anyways, just need thoughts and opinion. not in a rush to buy a new computer.