Sometime in the future, I intend to buy a MacBook to supplement my custom Linux PC. I'm not really interested in a Mac desktop because I enjoy the modularity of my desktop and find the Mac Pros to be a bit out of my price range and the iMacs too limited for my needs. But I am in the market for a laptop, and not another cheap piece of plastic crap from Windows OEMs. I find when I am on the go I use Remote Desktop software and VPN to access the PC as well as the multitude of virtualized servers I am running on it. If I am in a remote location with no Internet, I would like a setup that has the power to host machines comfortably on the MacBook itself. It wouldn't have to be many; just two at a time would suffice. No, do not recommend the non-Retina macs just because it has a built in SuperDrive; I can buy an external USB one! Gaming is another big plus. While I will do most of my mainstream gaming on the desktop whenever I can, I would like something that could at least reasonably play the games of today. It doesn't have to be ultra high, and we're not talking Crysis level graphics here; maybe Skyrim at the most. I also play a lot of emulated games, which as you know requires considerably more muscle than the original system has. I'm thinking up to PS2 or Wii emulation. Other than that, screen resolution isn't too big of a priority as long as I can see it comfortably in full screen resolution. I'm not even overly interested in the Retina macs, even if they do bench a bit higher.