I got my new macbook couple of days ago and thought that i would post my take for those of you here interested in getting one here is my verdict. 1. Retina screen is eye candy, this is the super model of laptops and as a member of cgwallpapers.com and gamewallpers.com the wallpapers are alive, glasses not required! 2. Silence and bliss - with no moving parts i.e hard disk and DVD rom this machine is as silent as those faces at Mount Rushmore 3. The MacBook has become anoroxic this thing is thin, very close to MacBook air, it also weighs less than my older 13inch model which has alas has found a better home. 4. Ports are aplenty - 2 thunderbolts for serious surging two USB 3.0 ports and a hdmi port for the big screen. 5. What about speed? This is the roadrunner of laptops even willie coyote (windows ultra book) will have a have a hard time catching up, one blink and the apple logo on start up is gone. The little things that have gone 1. No more blinking standby lights, gone is the battery charging lights on the side as well, something useful if you are at the airport you don't want to attract those jumbos. 2. What do i call my new Macbook? Apple has ousted the Macbook pro name from the screen finally you can custom a name for your Macbook. 3. The power button is no longer flush, it now mingles with the keyboard. The Nasty Wheres the holder for my coffee cup or to play 'my precious' for apple has R.I.P' d it's optical drive. All in one rig much like the titanic if the haul breaks everything is sunk and will break ones pocket. Mirror mirror on the wall who is the Glairiest of them all, wha i still can see myself. My 2 cents Stop the bickering yeah it costs aplenty, but hey you get a free mountain Lion to feed and tame. And that magical apple halo to light up the darkest part of life. This machine is something between a ultra book and laptop, it is the offspring of the macbook air and macbook pro a hybrid of computers much like the toyota Prius of cars, it is revolutionary and the screen says it all. Alas Steve Jobs has gone to the place where obsolete Mac computers go, but his legacy still lives for he once said the display is the most important part of a computer and the retina is proof of his vision.