Hi guys (and gals), I'm in a bit of a predicament, so as always I turn to you wonderful people in search of answers. I spent $1500 on a 13" MBP in 2009 for college. It was a great machine for 4 years and as I moved onto more powerful machines for film editing and graphics work, I could always count on it for its reliability, great keyboard and portability. Then this July it decided to die. Hard. A failed logic board due to "moisture" (yet nothing was ever spilled on it) and a $750 repair cost is not even remotely rational for a 2.53GHz Core2 with Nvidia's 9400m. (3rd party also looked at it and determined the same fate) I have a great 4.5GHz Hackintosh with 24GB of RAM and 6TB of storage at home. It's pretty obvious the thing handles everything I could ask from a machine... ..except portability. Now that I live in NYC I have so many places to work and I have nothing to work on. My aging iPad2 really doesn't cut it haha. But I'm not looking for something powerful either. I'm mostly writing, web browsing and VPNing into work or home. I think an air fits this lifestyle perfectly, except I really don't think this is a good time to buy an air. Haswell, while great, is going to be trumped by Broadwell's power consumption vs. performance next year. The screen on the 11" is pretty sub par and the 13" is pretty great until you glance at the rMBP. I just can't justify spending the money on a new Air when new designs, Broadwell chips, 12" retina rumors and a slew of other improvements seem to be just on the horizon. However, I can see myself spending a couple hundred on a used Air in this transitional period. I like the idea of all day battery life, but let's be real I'm that hipster in the cafe with a power brick so it's not a necessary feature. My Hackintosh has all the USB3 and Thundebolt ports I need, and I just want the OS X environment with a great keyboard and even better trackpad. So what do you think? What would you do in my situation?