So I bought the higher end 13 inch macbook pro, 2012. I popped in an SSD, and performance wise I am very happy. It's also a good portable size, but my concern is the screen. The screen is fairly bright, the best way I can describe it is when looking down at the dock, everything is just a bit brighter. When comparing to the retina, the retina is much sharper, darker, and more defined. Obviously I know the retina is far superior, but I am starting to regret the 13 inch a bit. It's nearly a $700 difference. Once again, performance wise I am content with the 13 inch, I just wish it had a better screen. What do you guys think?