As soon as they figure out how to extend the battery life, I'll get excited.Yeah the 13" rMBP is wayyy too expensive, if you want to do upgrades- forget about it.
They should have just slapped the better screen on the Air, thing would have sold like hot cakes.
You won't miss the retina screen?Yep, sold my rMBP 15" this morning during the announcement. Only took a $100 loss for using it for 4 months overall very happy. I'm going to pick up a 27" iMac. Best bang-for-buck it seems.
I'm extremely happy with my 11" i7 8GB RAM 128gb SSD I picked up last week too. Air + new iMac + iPad Mini is my winning combo
Never used it. - Always had it hooked up to my 27 inch Cinema display. I don't ever take the computer out because it's a little too heavy still. I go to really remote locations for photoshoots so the lighter the better I believe the MacBook air 11 inch is the best and most rounded portable laptop ever built for people like me who trek miles and miles to do video/photoshoots.You won't miss the retina screen?
The Air has been the best computer I've ever, ever owned (2011 13"). Changed how I think of computers (I also work in the industry). With that said, I just ordered the rmbp 13, as it addresses the couple issues I hit while using the air:Indeed. Waited for the rMBP13" but that turned out to be a wasted time.
I'm really into getting the base 13" Air, 8gb RAM which is 400$ cheaper than the rMBP. That's the machine I've been looking at the whole time.
Don't care for the retina as well. I've had a lot of Macs and the display seems fine to me (let's not get into the whole discussion here, just pointing out the subjective perspective)
Others who waited for the rMBP and now opts for the Air?
Very exciting review. I plan on picking up one of these puppies in a few weeks. I've always loved the thin and sleek design.New Air owner here, well within the return window. I have to say, there is no chance this thing is going back. It's a fantastic machine! My expectation for the screen were low after the reviews I had read... Well I have to say, to my eyes it looks fantastic!
To pay $400 to upgrade to the 13" rMBP seems nonsensical. You could pick up a high resolution 27" monitor for that price.