Originally Posted by Lass3
Yeah, i need the batteri life. So i guess Haswell is the only one for me
You happy about that Air? 13 inch?
Incredibly happy about it. Spectacular battery life, and does exactly what I need, which is a screen, that I can type on, that has a good keyboard attached to it (many ultrabook keyboards that I tried sucked), and doesn't totally perform/look like crap.
Only con I have against it is that since its made of a single aluminium chunk, it can get extremely cold overnight, and can get so cold that you can't set it on your lap for a bit until it warms up (first-world-problem).
However with the new 13" Macbook Pros having the Retina display + Iris Pro graphics, and being priced at only $1349 ($1299 Education discount), I'd almost say that is a better deal than the MBA unless you need the sheer portability of the MBA. I probably won't return my MBA for the new retina MBPs, since I needed the ultra-portability. But its something to consider.
In terms of Windows laptops with Haswell, there just wasn't anything that came close to what Apple offers. Their laptops are actually quite exceptional value (yeah, I associated that word with Apple).