I ordered the retina MBP a couple of weeks ago and planned on giving my old 2008 macbook to my little brother as he needed a laptop. I decided to upgrade it for him with a fresh SSD and 8 gigs of ram. So I've been using it and now im kind of 2nd guessing my rmbp purchase. These upgrades have made the computer unbelievable. The computer is now super quiet, uses less battery and lightning fast. Makes me wonder how much more I will actually get out of the rMBP. My little brother needs a computer anyways, but i feel dumb for not doing this sooner.