I have a question regarding the two. For me, the RAM, vRAM/vCard, and the harddrive are all the same (I have my own 256 SSD to replace the classic MBP if I choose to get that). The difference lies with the processor and obviously the screen (and mundane things like size/weight). My question is this: 1. Is there a noticeable difference in the processing power between the 2.3 and 2.6 ghz? Although I don't use the laptop for intensive things like programming or rendering videos, I do occasionally game and I imagine that the retina screen takes more resource to facilitate than a regular MBP screen. 2. If the resolution of the screen is that large, wouldn't webpages appear tiny? I know more recent websites that utilize modern day techniques wouldn't have any problem rendering the site to be retina-capable, but what about older sites? 3. With a larger resolution, is there any problem with smoothness? I've only played with the retina for a little bit when it first came out, but one thing that was highly noticeable to me was how botched up scrolling was. There was definitely a noticeable amount of choppiness to it that would otherwise not have been there if it was a regular MBP.