Hi all, Just got the rMBP yesterday from a Best Buy in NH. They seem like the only store to get it at, if you want it right away. Plus they match the education discount, and they told me I can check back within 30 days if a new gift card promo is being offered, to match the 100 Apple Store gift card. Also signed up with their credit card to get $80 dollars worth of there reward points, which isn't bad. Plus NH means no taxes . The only downside of it is the wait, but right now there are few options. Still can't believe the Apple Stores in NH don't have it. Performance: *I have OS X Lion on it not ML I was a little worried after the Anandtech review, about the lag. So far I have not experienced any lag on any of the rMBP at the Apple Store, Best Buy, and of course my Mac. That doesn't mean there isn't but I can't perceive it. I also enabled quartz debug and I am getting anywhere between 25-60 fps on the UI. I don't have Facebook but i have tried various other sites like Quora.com, and various flash video sites. No slowdown. This laptop is fast. I am consistently getting 11000 on 32-bit geek bench. I have turned the resolution to "more space" and it didn't effect any geek bench results. I really don't feel any lag either. Safari sometimes does use up to 50% CPU depending on the site, but this rMBP you can use up 600% CPU and still be fine. Remember the cpu on the retina's have 4 cores and 8 threads, so you can use above 400% CPU and not notice any lag. When running Geek Bench just look at the activity monitor and you will see the cpu usage sometime spike to 798%. Thermals: The fans seem to stay around 2000rpm. The heat seems more evenly distributed and the laptop is definitely quiet. So the thermals definitely seem better than my previous 2009 3 GHz C2D. The only negative with the rMBP for me with it is; although not conclusive (since I just got it) is I feel more eye strain using the rMBP. I feel less strain on the higher resolution "more space" option. I have gotten a headache 2x, 1 from using it in the Apple Store, 2 - Using it last night. So that is my biggest compliant. I have to see how it goes over the next few days, otherwise it would be bummer to return it. Eye strain and headaches are show stoppers to me, but hopefully it is just coincidence.