Hey guys been lurking around this site for quite sometime. I have never owned a Apple computer always been a PC guy. I have however owned every iphone and ipad to date so i'm not totally unfamiliar with the quality of Apple products. After my Sony Vaio desktop took a dump on me (5 years of service) I decided to go look at the new iMacs to replace it. After much debate I ended up pulling the trigger on a Mac Book Pro Retina 15'' basic model. All i gotta say is this machine far exceeded all expectations I had as far as the OS and quality build and IMO an amazing engineering feat by Apple. I purchased it in on New Years and unfortunately i had to return the first one due to half of the screen having the retention issue but i got lucky and my 2nd one is pretty much perfect (even tho it has LG screen). Anyone second guessing about getting one of these...pull the trigger no other laptop comes even close to this thing. Yes it is a bit pricey but then again great products cost more money. BTW I put on a Speck Satin case on it and i'm pretty satisfied with the shell so far.....almost feels like an apple case. No complaints on it 9.5/10. Cheers!