I received my new rMB yesterday. Here are my first thoughts, which may be of interest to those of you thinking of taking the plunge. 1. The trackpad blows my mind. I can't get my head around it. It feels identical to the old-style trackpads, except this one doesn't physically move like they do. I was worried about how it would work, but it's exactly the same. Isn't technology marvellous. 2. The keyboard is fantastic. I absolutely love it. I'm a touch-typist and on this keyboard I absolutely fly. They keys are larger in area (which is taking a little getting used to) but I like the size, and the travel is much less than a regular MacBook, but still enough to feel like you've achieved something when you push down the keys. It's a much better experience, say, than typing on an iPad Pro, where there is no travel at all on the on-screen keyboard. 3. It's astonishingly, ridiculously small and light. The 12-inch screen is smaller (well, duh) than my MBP (which had a 13-inch screen) and I'm not sure how I feel about that. I think everything is slightly smaller on screen so that you still see just as much stuff, but you have to squint a bit, lol. In terms of weight: an rMB plus and iPad Pro = a MBP. Isn't technology marvellous. 4. I've not really experienced any problems with the processor speed (I bought the lowest spec model). If anything the whole thing feels faster than my i5 MBP, possibly because it's a fresh set-up and all the files are neat and clean and in the right places. I'm not getting beachballs of death. The hardest thing I'm asking it to do is InDesign and, while it takes a (short) while to load, it hasn't really struggled. 5. I'm dubious about the claim of 9 hour battery life. I reckon it might only be 6. I have no hard evidence of this. 6. The only thing I'm finding traumatising is that, in some lights, my gold rMB looks pink. It seems to change colour quite markedly depending on the lighting. Right now, it looks orangey gold, with the trackpad a darker shade. In other light, it looks pink, with the trackpad looking an unattractive grey. Technically, I've traded down in swapping my MBP (which I'm selling) for a rMB. So far, I feel fairly comfortable with that. The rMB is a very cleverly and mostly attractively designed piece of kit, that seems to work just as well, albeit with a smaller screen.