I needed a laptop and I need a 15" laptop as I've grown accustomed to how well it fits on my lap without the need to stick my face in close to see anything... That being said, I am enjoying my 15" rMBP but oh how 1st generation Macbook Air it feels, in fact, that I have basically resigned myself to the fact that it is a 15" Macbook Air. 1) It lags even on the Apple website 2) It's just powerful enough to do some serious stuff but not really powerful enough to take advantage of its gorgeous resolution. 3) It's definitely a loss of some ports and optical drive, much like my first Air The bonuses however, are there. Some casual gaming is possible, by turning down your resolution to 1440x900. But... that's really about it. It doesn't have enough storage (even with a future 512 or 1TB upgrade) to feel like a primary system. It feels like a nice portable 15"er that will last me a few years (or more than likely, will be sold next year before the Haswell refresh), but could it a primary computer for me? Nope. All that said, the PC industry is in a sad place right now. The problem is that there is nothing better than the MacBooks. None of them. They all have horrible battery life, horrible displays, horrible keyboards and trackpads, lack of any graphic prowess and/or any combination thereof that makes them not even worth considering. So sadly, if any PC manufacturers even care, I wonder if any realize there are simply no competition to the Apple products at any level. In terms of raw graphics power, that could be the only exception, but then I question the point of 17" Alienwares that could be outperformed by a much more inexpensive and similarly sized desktop PC.