Having used a laptop for about six months, with a resolution of just 1024 x 768 pixels, I began to find it rather inconvenient to work on papers when you could only see one document at a time, and not too much of it. It also wasn't the most ergonomic solution imaginable, and when I saw the new iMac, a slender 1080p all-in-one that would fit in my desk like the laptop, I decided to make the switch. I finally ordered now when I could get the fusion drive on the baseline model. But by then I was already shelling out quite a lot (by my standards). If I get the iMac I will have to get a laptop to bring to campus at some point and thought that I might as well get the cheapest 13" rMBP instead, which supposedly has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Using that for everything. Now for the question, I'm trying to get my head around what the reality of using the 13" as a desktop would be. I have come to understand that the actual 'real estate' is actually 1280 x 800, and that only some applications use the extra pixels. You could override the default resolution, but that would only result in thing being unreasonably tiny that it would be a strain to use. Does anyone use this macbook as their sole machine? Is there more room for documents and websites to be displayed at once than the 1280 x 800 resolution would suggest? Thanks.