I just stumbled across this rather recent video where these two fellas run some fairly basic "real world" tests comparing a Mid-2010 12 Core MacPro versus the new 2012 MacBook Pro w/Retina display. Not sure how some of the animation pros will feel about this comparison as it is fairly simple but I think I found it pretty compelling. I think there is both positives and negatives - depending on how you look at it - to gain from this comparison. What do you guys think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2pm7Vk0tqM ^ Link above.