Ok..just picked up the last MBP 2.7 in the apple store. Got student discount even a with very very old student id card. I knew I kept it for some reason. The laptop will spend 99.99% of its life in a twelvesouth book arc. I will transfer my 240gb OWC extreme 6g ssd from my early 2011 MBPro and purchase 16gb from OWC. Help me...why do I feel like I should have purchased the retina display model even though I will probably not use it as a portable that much? This MBP will end up saving me almost 1000 over the comparable MBPr. Yeah..I like the latest and the greatest but I want to feel good about the non retina MBP.