It screen is really nice. Good crisp text. Images in Pages documents and on websites look pretty bad though. Whatever Apple is doing to scale images isn't working very well. I was comparing two 15" MacBook Pro machines in Best Buy. One with Retina and one without. The non-retina display was pretty bad for text, but images were great. Given the choice between the two, I would definitely go with the Retina. However, comparing the new Retina display to my current 17" MacBook Pro's 1920x1200 screen, I feel that my current system has the advantage. The text is close to being as sharp as on the Retina, and the images look great. So I give the nod to the older 17" MacBook Pro with the high-resolution screen option.