I was in the market for a new laptop for a good couple months as my previous laptop HP dv5 (RIP 2008-2015) died on me. I had decided to never go with an HP product again because the laptop cost me $1,200.00 and i've spent approx. $500.00 on repairs (battery, thermal paste, fan, vents, mother board). The battery died within the first 6 months of me purchasing it . Fast forward to 2016 and I was looking for something that would have excellent build quality, reliability and something I could use as a daily driver; which is why I started looking into the rMB. I was put off by the price for what I was getting with the laptop at $1,400.00 where I live. I could've got a rMB Pro for the same price but 128 gb was too big of a trade off for the extra power. I wanted something on which I could run daily tasks such as emails, composing documents, movies, surfing etc. I just wished the price was lower. Luckily, after Apple upgraded the rMB, the price for the 2015 model fell to $1,150.00 for brand new basic M 256 GB variant and that's when I decided to get one. Long story short, I've made the right decision thus far. I've read about a lot of people nagging about the lack of power, ports, keyboard etc. but I've enjoyed the transition from Windows to Mac over the past week. Here's a lowdown of what I think about the rMB 2015: Power - Might not look like too much on paper, but I've had a seamless experience so far and I've put this thing through a considerable amount of stress with various apps open in the background. Keyboard - Felt weird at the beginning but I'm loving the quality/feel of it now. USB-C Port - I thought it would be a bit of a hassle in the beginning. Would've loved to have another port though. Battery - I can easily make it through the day and charge it at night given the amount of work I can get done with the laptop as a daily driver. Screen - Weird experience at first coming from a 15" laptop to a 12" laptop, but the retina display more than makes up for that. Compatibility (For first time Mac users) - I've been able to transfer all my things from my Windows PC such as important files, documents and even export 7 years worth of MS Outlook data to my new laptop without any problems. Sort of enjoying the whole experience If I might add even though I felt this would've been a pain to handle. All in all, really happy with my purchase. I knew I had 14 days to test out the device and I could return it if I wanted to, that definitely contributed to me taking a plunge into unchartered Macbook territory but I'm quite positive I'll be keeping this.