So far, in Starcraft 2 and Portal 2 and WOW, T=the new top spec Retina MB Pro is the best gaming laptop from Apple! http://www.barefeats.com/mbp12gx.html They are continuing to test it further.... QUOTE: INSIGHTS and ANALYSIS The 'mid 2012' Retina MacBook Pro is clearly a "cut above" when it comes to extreme gaming. However, if you opt for the entry level 15" 'mid 2012' MacBook Pro 2.3GHz, it gets beat by the best 'late 2011' MacBook Pro in two out of three tests above. (Psst. I read Apple is having a closeout sale on the 'late 2011' 17" MacBook Pro.) You might say, "but the 2.3GHz MacBook Pro only had 4GB of main memory." True. But when we monitored the total wired and active real memory usage, it never exceeded 3GB in all three cases. "What about the fact that the 2.3GHz MacBook Pro has half the video memory of the other two?" That could be a factor. Using OpenGL Driver Monitor, we determined that Portal 2 used 680MB of video memory during our run. Cutting the resolution down to 1280x720 dropped it to 536MB. Going from "BEST" quality to "DEFAULT" brought the video memory use down to 325MB. As for World of Warcraft and Starcraft II, they used 335MB and 367MB respectively in our test runs.