http://ifixit.org/2763/the-new-macbook-pro-unfixable-unhackable-untenable/ What's happening now? Apple is giving us the exact same choice, except the pricing isn't equal at all. High-end rMBP, 256gb SSD, 16GB RAM, 2.7ghz cpu: 2,749$ High-end cMBP(hires), 256gb SSD*, 16GB RAM*, 2.7ghz cpu: 2,842$ *RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233251 *SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227792 (the difference for the 512GB version accounts for 200$ in favor of cMBP) ---- low end (2,3ghz, 8gb ram, 256gb SSD) rMBP: 2,199$ cMBP(hires): 2,164$ (vertex 4 and Crucial RAM, GF 650M only 0.5gb ram) Even if you upgrade everything yourself, to get a similar performance from a cMBP as rMBP you pay equal. Deduct 100$ for HiRes screen. Apple is basically teasing with retina screen... Basically: "If you get the non-upgradable version, we'll throw in the retina screen for free". The prices get ridiculous if you upgrade through apple. When I say ridiculous I mean really ridiculous. "Get the retina, it's a no-brainer, you'll save 500$" ridiculous. Of course I'm taking comparable performance, with the base 5400rpm drive and 4GB RAM the cMBP is obviously cheaper. So is the cMBP getting dropped? Does anyone have retina sales figures? This are the thoughts I accumulated on the forum in the last couple of days... Just wanted to put them together.