I bit the bullet and took delivery and finished configuring my new base space grey model MacBook. For my use -- as a secondary machine -- it is working wonderfully. I wanted something more powerful (and flexible) than an iPad, more portable than the 13" Pro, and with a better screen than the Air. That is precisely where this little machine fits. The only complaint is the price -- but when you're playing the early adopters game, it's expected. The CPU is (comparatively) weak, but that was a known before purchase. Overall, this little machine is definitely a luxury as I already have a computer. However, the portability will help to keep me from my desk unless I have real work to perform. However, I can definitely state I would be really unhappy if it was my primary computer.