Firstly, I'm sorry there's a ton of topics about this kind of thing, however my situation is different to what I've read. Currently on an early 2008 MBP 15". Last legs is an understatement. Time for a refresh. - It will mostly sit on my desk, occasionally moving to be bed or sofa. - I use it for personal use outside of work: web stuff, movies, and light Photoshop. - I will probably want to play the new Civilization game on it when it comes. - Mostly want smooth performance and very quick loading for the above tasks. I'm buying this week. MBA (decided on a 13") or MBP Retina? I've already settled on 8GB RAM. But which processor? Thank you in advance for your input. goatgotmac PS - Just noticed the last time I posted on these forums was when I bought my MBP in 2008!