Well I have Macbook Air which is almost 2.5 years old but my screen was cracked by an accident and it seems that if I pay for the repair it would be cheaper (or more worth) to buy a new laptop.
I like Mac OS as it looks cool and easy to use but honestly I've been feeling like Macs are overpriced lately. I might as well use Windows next.
So I'm looking for a good laptop ideally 13 inch screen. I want it to be cheaper than Macbook Air 13' and I want it to have the same or better spec than MBA 13'.
Yeah Apples aren't really overpriced anymore (either that or Windows laptops are overpriced now, too). I got a MBP 13" and love it.
9 hours battery life (11 on the MBA I believe), and crazy light.
Retina is definitely a marketing ploy, but I still think it's a bad idea to not get retina now, if they are similarly priced (and they are). When the time comes to sell it, retina will fetch you a lot more £ - assuming you sell your laptops.
And yeah integrated graphics now is orders of magnitude faster than they were 3-4 years ago.