Hi all, So we got a gold MacBook/256GB in office and I thought I'd give my brief thoughts on it for anybody interested in what it offers. First impressions: the box was tiny. I almost mistook it for an iPad. You get the usual Apple packaging. Computer is seriously thin. The infamous one-port. USB-C to USB-C cable. Plugs straight into the tiny charger block. Edge-to-edge keyboard with a tacky-looking speaker just above the top row. SSD speeds are exceptionally disappointing, especially considering you're getting 1.4GB/s read and 1.8GB/s write from the 13" rMBP 256GB. Not sure how much of this (if any) is down to the CPU. Keyboard is weird. Feels like you're typing on a flat surface, but you get a satisfying 'click' after pressing each key. Although I got used to it quite quickly, it's a little difficult to touch-type that quickly and accurately as there are no indications as to which key you're pressing -- if you were blindfolded, there's certainly no way you could 'feel' around the keys and quickly figure out which is Backspace, Enter, etc. Certainly not as bad as other reviews, but the keys not being raised would certainly make typing over long periods on this machine quite an ordeal. Cranked the speakers. They're surprisingly vibrant for something so dinky, and the bass isn't bad at all. Overall, it's amazing for portability and it'll more than aptly handle light computer use. IMHO, the computer this should have been is simply a MBA with a Retina Display. Nonetheless this is here, so that's that. That said, the Retina MacBook Pro offers everything this does, though with more power, more ports, better battery life, and better specs - the only thing it doesn't have is the thinness and lightness. I'd personally buy the rMBP if you're on the fence between the two. TL;DR: I'd say the MacBook is aimed to those who prioritise portability and weight of a notebook over all other aspects. Best wishes and thanks for reading.