So I went and tried the MB in store. Everybody was so focused on the watch that there was only a couple other people looking at the MB. And, damn, it's gorgeous. The tables were right next to the MBA's and looking over at the 11" MBA, it looked so incredibly bulky. Especially the screen looked so small with those bezels ! I use my 11" MBA every day, and it's awesome, but seeing it right next to the MB... wow. So, the MB. The space grey relatively dark - probably very close to the iPad's, when the iPhone is a couple of shades lighter. I would have liked it one or two shades lighter too, but it's still beautiful. The gold is pretty, even though I don't like gold. It's much closer to the color of champagne or white wine than gold, and pretty muted. I took a pic, but it almost looks silver on it The silver looks... Apple Silver. Nothing new here. The screen is gorgeous. And I mean, gorgeous. The increased height is a game changer, seriously. I didn't have time to play with the resolutions. The trackpad... what on Earth is this, dark magic ? . It doesn't click, yet it clicks. Disabling the hard click is the first thing I do on my macs, yet I can see myself using this one. And you don't have to press like crazy either. It's easy to use, and clicking is SMOOTH. Loved it. Last, the keyboard. The display tables are very low for me, so the position of my hands wasn't very good, but I liked it. Yes, it's surprising. But it works. I realize that I often orient myself without looking at the KB by feel, using the space between the keys, and that I tend to keep my fingers very very close to the keys and keep movements to a minimum, so I know I will type just as fast on this as I do on a regular Apple keyboard. Maybe faster. It also feels just as sturdy. So if you're a chiclet fan like I am, it probably won't be a problem. I can't say anything about performance, as I didn't do anything special, just some browsing and typing, and awe-ing on the trackpad. All the units were 1.1 models. I spent like 15 minutes with it, and I'm in love.