People who think the Retina MacBook Pros are a good deal need to realise they are being taken for a ride. They are actually cheaper to build than a regular MacBook Pro. It is smaller therefore there is less raw material that needs to be spent on it. This also means more can be transported within the same amount of packaging saving money on transport. Also, just like transistors, smaller pixels are actually cheaper and easier to manufacture. There is also no expensive optical drive that needs to be included. There is not one aspect of a Retina MacBook Pro that costs more than the base MacBook Pro. I challenge anyone to prove me wrong. You cannot.