As the owner of a month old rMBP, I have been following the threads on image retention (and other screen problems) that have been cropping up on this board in recent weeks. I have an LG panel. Until I started reading about IR issues on LG screens, I had not noticed any perceivable IR at all. Quite simple I had not been looking for it, and if it was occurring, then it certainly was not occurring in such a way that my every day usage caused me to notice it (I mean how many people actually leave a static image on their screen on high brightness for a prolonged period?) Guess what? Since reading the thread which suggested the checkerboard test, I thought I would give it a go. To my surprise, after leaving the image on the screen for 15 mins, it definitely retained for 5 mins afterwords, albeit very faintly. Since then I have noticed it if I leave a bright white safari background open on a browser, such as this forum, and then switch to a darker background. So my points and questions are as follows, and I'd be grateful for some feedback on whether or not this should actually be an issue. 1) Unless I looked for the problem I don't think to this day I would know about it 2) It is so faint, and vanishes after a few minutes, is this actually a defect as it doesn't impact my use of such a great laptop? 3) On the other hand this was a very expensive purchase so should I be turning up at the Apple Store asking to see a Genius about it. 4) If I live with it and ignore the problem I will probably forgot about it eventually, but will my panel suffer in the long term? Will it get worse? I'm mostly frustrated that it's become a nagging doubt since I looked for the problem, but then... have my eyes been opened to bad quality I should not expect from such an expensive product. On the other hand, if other people are getting better quality panels than me, should I be demanding the best too. I seriously cannot be bothered with multiple exhanges - if this is going to be an issue going forward in regards to the quality of the panel getting worse and worse, will Apple give me a credit note so I can buy a cMBP instead and I'll sit out first gen retina? Pretty confused what to do to be honest. Give myself a slap about getting bothered about it or expect better from Apple and go to the store to get some options from a Genius?