I'm a bit out of the loop, I used to be a MBP user for many years but I bought an Air for work and it was so convenient it eventually replaced my Pro. The one thing my Air can't do is game, but for the years I was an MBP user... neither could they. Yeah maybe the odd game would run alright if you bootcamped, but by and large each update was a massive disappointment with the graphics card a distant afterthought.. Sometimes even seemed like an insult when you're paying top dollar and getting the cheapest option when better cards were available at the same wattage and size. Now that we have retina Pros, I can only imagine that gaming (current games) in native resolution is essentially a joke, so how do they look scaled down, and have the Pros caught up a little in terms of GPUs? In other words, are the cards in the Pros these days relatively better than the 8600M and 9600M were for their time?