So, I just wanted to make a sort of comparison between the new rMB and it's competition at same price range. ----- Retina MacBook 12" 2304x1440 display Intel Core M 1.1 Up to 2.4 GHz Intel HD 5300 graphics 8GB RAM 256GB SSD 9h of battery life USB-C Headphone jack From 3,5mm to 13.1mm thick. Weights 0.92kg 1299€ ----- Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12" 2160x1440 display, touch screen. Intel i5 1.9 Up to 2.9 GHz Intel HD 4400 graphics 8GB RAM 256GB SSD 9h of battery life USB 3.0 Headphone jack Display port Micro SD card slot 9.1mm thick. (More with TypeCover.) Weights 0.8kg (More with TypeCover.) 1339€ + 134€ for TypeCover. ----- 13" MacBook Air 13" 1440x900 display. Intel i5 1.6 Up to 2.7 Ghz Intel HD 6000 graphics. 8GB RAM (configured) 256GB SSD 12h of battery life 2xUSB 3.0 Thunderbolt 2 Headphone jack SDXC card slot From 3mm to 17mm thick. Weights: 1.08kg 1299€ ----- 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display 13" 2560x1600 display Intel i5 2.7 Up to 3.1 Ghz Intel Iris 6100 graphics 8GB RAM 256GB SSD 10h of battery life. 2xThunderbolt 2 2xUSB 3.0 Headphone jack HDMI SDXC card slot 18mm thick Weights 1.58kg 1499€ ----- Honestly, after comparing these the Retina MacBook looks like a very appealing device in my opinion. It's easily the lightest, smallest and most beautiful device out there. It has full size keyboard and great trackpad which for example Microsoft Surface Pro 3 doesn't. It may not be the most powerful machine out there but it's not far away from these other devices. Pretty much on par with Surface Pro 3, MacBook Air has a slight edge and even 13" rMBP isn't that faraway even thought it's already noticeably more powerful. Connectivity wise... well, I understand some of you still need all those ports for some reason. But personally I have barely used the ports in my rMBP so lack of regular USB, HDMI and stuff isn't a problem for me. Price doesn't look too bad for me. It's actually cheapest option of these sharing the 1299€ price tag with MacBook Air. Personally I'm pretty much set on buying one. EDIT: I used pricing from where I live. Prices may not be same for all of you.