Hi, After days of research....i have decide to go with a Macbook pro retina 15" rather than a high end windows laptop(ASUS Zenbook UX51VZ). This will be my first time entering the OS-X territory. Hopefully the learning curve won't be huge. My only requirement is a 512 GB SSD (Don't much care about the RAM or Processor speed). Now my dilemma is between the following options 1) Buy From Apple Store with student discount - 2299 + Taxes 2) Buy a refurbished Mid 2012 from apple store (No discount) - 2019 + Taxes 3) Buy a new Mid 2012 model from amazon - 2274 4) Wait for Haswell (Slim chance unless before jul 15th) Right now i am leaning towards buying a new Mid 2012 model from amazon as the difference between 2012 and 2013 retina is not big enough to pay the extra 200$. And, the now newest 2013 model won't be newest in 3 or 4 months anyway. However, i am holding off because of the LG screen ghosting issues reported here. What do you think is the best option? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.