I had mentioned this in my other thread, but felt it could be helpful to post in its own thread as I know I had some concerns regarding this topic. Before I had seen a new MacBook, I thought the 12'' screen would be a deal-breaker as I was coming from a non-retina 15''. I actually had no intentions in buying the new MacBook, however, I stopped by the Apple store to take a look and instantly knew it would be my new laptop. I think the thing that sold me was the fact that at the highest resolution (1440x900) on the new MacBook is actually the same as that on my old 15'' MacBook, and the screen real-estate is actually identical (things are just a bit smaller). Of course, having things smaller is a small sacrifice, but the new MacBook is so much lighter in my bag and easier to carry, as well as with a brilliant retina screen, which makes it a very fair trade-off in my opinion. Anyways, wanted to include this comparison picture of the same website loaded up so you can get an idea of what convinced me to get the new MacBook, and I hope it helps some of you.