I have a 13" MacBook Pro with TouchBar on order but it won't be delivered until after Christmas . While watching videos about the new MacBook Pro on youtube I ran across a lot of reviews for the 12" MacBook. After watching a ton of reviews, comparisons, etc. I was pretty convinced that the MacBook would be a good replacement for a 13" MacBook Air that I recently sold. I was a bit concerned about the speed and usability of the laptop. Well....yesterday I finally decided to bite the bullet and pick a 12" MacBook from my local Apple Store. I travel quite a bit for work so It's a nice machine to have when I'm on the go. I used it all day today for work (yeah..working on Sunday, I know) and didn't run into any huge issues. I do technical work and got most of my critical apps install on the machine. I also installed Microsoft Office (including outlook), evernote, sublime text, Xcode, etc and haven't had many problems. I went with the low end model (I already spent a fortune on the maxed out 13" so it didn't seem appropriate to pay extra for an upgraded processor in a small travel machine). I have noticed some slowness but, mostly when I use magnet to move windows around. I use magnet to review technical documentation and write some code or to write a word document while looking at reference information. I've been using the laptop all day and I'm still at 2% battery while typing this. That's pretty darn impressive! It's about 11 hours of battery life (with some breaks in-between). I attached some pictures of my unboxing. I would certainly recommend it if you're considering the laptop! It's a good laptop for users that don't need a whole lot of power I'm interested in hearing ideas about how to utilize the space better on the machine better cool apps that help my MacBook feel a little larger. I already set the display to "more space" and made a few optimizations (like making the dock as small as possible).