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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Speed and features No comments great!
  • Design and form factor No comments great!
  • Battery life No comments good
  • Display No comments great!
  • Durability No comments good
  • Expandability No comments poor
  • Noise No comments so-so
  • Portability (size / weight) No comments so-so
Detailed review
Have both an MBP 15" (non Retina) and a MBA 13". Needed to replace the 15" but wasn't certain if going down a size would be a wise decision (the MBP is mostly used in a stationary manner and is attached to an external display).

It turns out that the MBP 13" Retina is the perfect size. I'd like it to be lighter but it feels great in hand when I do move it around the house.

Lastly, I "up-sized" to i7 2.8GHz and 16GB Ram and this thing flies.

I'm very inclined to replace the MBA with the same setup to use for work.