I have been twisting around this dilemma for quite a while now. Here's the deal, currently i own a mid-2009 macbook pro. I expect a laptop of this age will show some kind of problem in the near future. Things like HDD failure, logic board problems, you name it. I'm looking at 2 options: Upgrade current macbook (SSD, fresh battery, maybe RAM) Buy the new 2013 15" Macbook Pro Retina Me being a student, i'm consider price as a big factor. Because i'm going to Hong Kong in january i'm looking into the new basic 15" retina. The thing is 586 euro's (800$) cheaper in Hong Kong compared to my home country. I will not be going to there anytime soon again. My question is what you guys would do, invest in my current laptop and buy a new battery and SSD, or go for the new laptop and sell my current.