After months of saving, I have finally got my macbook pro retina display today! My exact specs: 2.4ghz (TurboBoost up to 2.9ghz) i5 Haswell Processor; Intel Iris GPU; 8 gb RAM and 256 SSD Today I purchased my rMBP 13" mid level edition from Best Buy for $1,329 (got an education discount). Right off the bat on the first start up it took less than 10 seconds to load into the intro, very impressive! After the setup you get taken to your desktop where the beauty of the retina display is revealed.. And my God it is the most gorgeous display! After setting up my preferences, I downloaded Steam and a couple games. I played Team Fortress 2 for 10 minutes (had to leave home for awhile) and the game ran flawlessly, needless to say it's a very easy game to run anyway. The web browsing is blazing fast and as well as opening and downloading apps from the App Store or Safari. The PCIe Flash is just blisteringly fast! I imported a couple photos from my iPhone and it worked very well with no hiccups or stutters. Also, this machine is just a beautiful work of art. The thinness and weight is just incredible and looking at the keyboard when it's backlit in the dark is simply beautiful to say the least! I charged the computer to full battery at 12 PM and used it off charger all day (even while I write this) and I am at a whooping 40% still! From 12 PM to 8 PM with consistent use on 75% brightness is nothing short of awesome! To sum it up here are the best things I have found: Battery life, Blazing fast browsing speed, PCIe Flash storage is super fast and provides an incredible boot up time, backlit keyboard is awesome, build quality Things I do not like: chassis kind of bothers wrists when typing, only two USB 3.0 ports If you guys want me to report back in a few days with an update then I most certainly can!