Just curious on why you decided to purchase the Retina MacBook, and what you use it for? I'll start... Which Macbook Retina? 1.1/256/Silver - initially ordered the 1.2/512/SG but got an awesome open box deal at best buy. No regrets! Why did I purchase? Needed a full desktop operating system in a small package to take on the go when I travel for business. Also a gadget addict! Previous Device(s) Macbook Air 2013 -> Surface Pro 3 -> MacBook Air 2013 -> Surface Pro 3 -> MacBook Air 2013 -> SOLD BOTH! I loved both of them and they are still one of the top portable solutions out there. I kept going back and forth between two of them and sold them both to downsize. Primary Device? Nope, have a MacBook Retina 15" 2013 hooked up to a 30-inch screen Occupation Director of Sales managing 6 sales managers and 54 B2B sales reps! Primary Uses My main uses are Outlook, Power Point, SalesForce (web based CRM), Microsoft Lync, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, Chrome, and Parallels for Internet Explorer specific websites. This handles ALL of these applications running at the same time without any issues even on the 1.1/256 base model. If I can manage 60 employees with this thing on the go, then most people should be able to watch cat videos all day no problem.