Again, this just my point of view/conclusion after reading all the real life reviews (which I really, really enjoyed reading) of Macrumors members here the last few days; This new retina MacBook is perfect for media consumption such as streaming 1080P MKV movies to the ATV3, streaming Spotify to the ATV3, webbrowsing (about 10 open tabs is easy for this new MacBook). Word/Excel. Further, this MacBook is just a candy for the eyes! haha I do not need all those ports where all the big reviewers from tech-websites came up with during their reviews. I think I used the ports of my rMBP maybe 3 or 4 times in one year. I really want to thank all the owners of the new MacBook who posted/shared real life reviews and experiences with this nice little puppy, so far here in this forum. Ow, and before someone starts saying again ''you can do all the above with an iPad and a keyboard'', could be, dont know and is exactly irrelevant for me personally.