I have a base rMBP right now and while it's awesome, I feel like I'm not using it "correctly". 95% of the time I plug it to an external 23" 1080p monitor in clamshell mode, as I get way more screen space and overall graphical smoothness over the built in screen. I don't bring it anywhere outside of my desk (I have phone, tablet and a Chromebook for on the go situations). Since I'm basically using it like a desktop, I feel like I might as well sell it and get the new 27" iMac. Some pros and cons if I made the switch: Pros: Thunderbolt display > 23" Acer monitor A lot more storage with reasonable speed when choosing Fusion drive Makes my workspace cleaner Cons: I will be losing the awesome Retina display Can't carry it around in case I really need a powerhouse on the go Will probably take a loss with the rMBP's current resell price Did anyone make the same switch? What's your experience?