I bought 2 non retina 13" MBP 2.5 ghz/4 gb/500 gb HD for teenagers from BB yesterday on sale for $900. Could have had a 11" MBA 1.4/4/128 sad for $780 from BB or a 13" rMBP 2.4/4/128 sad for $999 from mac mall. Basically it came down to ability to upgrade RAM and upgrade/repair HD if and when it broke down. I wished more "regular" people that are now consuming the apple products were aware of these constraints esp with windows machines still upgradeable and they assume MacBooks are also. The reason I post this is that the BB tech Geek at the store was selling hard the 11"MBA. But, I really believe that in a few years (I run still a 15" MBP 2006, and a 17" MBP 2008 and a MP 2006!- all upgraded in RAM and Diskspace), that with the non upgradeable ram and SSD you are really limiting life of those laptops and its a shame to pay the apple premium and not be future proofed to some extent. I know that since I also own a 11" MBA 1.3/2/64 and its constrained but usable. I am still out if cloud storage will be able to replace local access enough to be truly the way to go (I also run a 2TB airport express with time machine backup and a Drobo NAS). I am as you can tell an apple fanboy writing this on a mac mini, all kids have iPhones and iPad 5. I just can't help but feel that if we can't ever upgrade the MBP, MBA or iMacs that I would every buy them again for such a premium. Software will continue to bloat and as these machines becomes the machines for our lives and we take them everywhere, they will breakdown more and more. Id hate to need to pay apple to fix for $$$$ or in some cases make us buy new computers because a sad went bad.