Apple has done an outstanding job with the new macbook pro 13 inch, i personally love the look of the laptop, its not too heavy and the aluminum makes the macbook pro seem thin. i have used other laptops that have aluminum bodies but this one by far looks the best. secondly, i love the OS, its so easy to use and its a time saver, i used to have a windows 8 laptop but it was more complicated. I currently use the laptop for joy World of warcraft game, and it works just fine, its a core i7 with 2.8ghz and 8gb ram. The screen is nice and in my opinion, the retina display on the new macbook is unnecessary and a waste of money. overall, i would personally not pay an extra hundred bucks for a newer model of a macbook because this one is great! Ease of Use very easy to use so its a really good beginner laptop Battery Life lasts a while when doing day to day tasks but the battery does not last a lot when playing high graphics games!