Hey guys, it's my first post in this forum after two solid years of unregistered lurking. So anyway, it's just a classic rMB vs rMBP problem I'm facing here. My current situation is that I currently have a 2011 iMac (the one with the laptop internals, yes) and a late 2008 aluminum Macbook, upgraded to 8 GB of RAM and 500 GB HDD. Sadly though the old MB's screen glass is cracked (though surprisingly the display itself is still fine, no pixels missing at all) and replacing it is expensive and rather time consuming. It also has a piss-poor 2 hours of battery life (it's my second battery). So I decide to buy a new notebook. Which one to buy though? I don't do heavy lifting at all with my laptops except some photos hop and a rare 1080p imovie project here and there but that's about it. Mostly for MS Office and browsing and PDF reading. Leaning towards the rMB right now but I am unconvinced it can replace my 08 macbook entirely, though I travel a lot and would really appreciate a laptop that weighs as little as possible. And of course the most obvious alternative is to buy a 13-inch rMBP, but the design strikes me as, well, old. I'm not saying it's not beautiful but I do prefer my new laptop to have a different design compared to my 7-year old laptop. It does, though, give me the luxury of retiring the MB and probably even replacing the imac as well. Would appreciate any advice that you have for me on this one. And probably some last questions: Regarding battery life, are owners here able to get by without actually carrying the charger for a day's work? Which one of these two has a better chance of not dying on me during the day? Appreciate the help.