A few weeks ago, I picked up a ridiculously cheap base model rMB... too cheap to pass up. Having used it for a few weeks, I've found the following: The screen is fantastic, really fantastic. The lack of USB port is a complete frustration, adaptors galore to even connect a USB stick, heaven forbid you have a low battery at the time, otherwise it's a more expensive adaptor! The keyboard is too shallow for my big hands. Speed wise and performance, no issues whatsoever, especially like the fact it's non-fan cooled. However, the keyboard and USB port issue lead me to buy a MBP yesterday, which is more suited to my needs. Hopefully, gen 2 will iron out some of these issues.