I have said before "why does no-one just take a run at Apple and try to make something that really competes with a rMBP." Not just a big box with high specs and a bad screen, but real competition. It seems Dell (XPS) and Razer (14") are doing just that and I think its a very good thing. I'm hoping real competition will keep Apple on their toes innovating and putting in the best hardware they can. A case in point: There are several threads about the new nVidia Maxwell chips and whether Apple will put in the new 850m or the 860m or even whether Apple could choose no Maxwell at all. There is no hardware reason they can't use an 860m. So it all comes down to what will Apple decide to put in. The new 14" Razer laptop will be fitted with an 870m GTX, yes an 870m ! in a 14" laptop. It will have an SSD and an IGZO screen with a higher resolution than a rMBP. The Dell XPS will almost certainly be upgraded to an 800 series chip and chances are they will put in the highest performing chip they can (for the chassis TDP budget) as the XPS is clearly gunning for the rMBP. Now what I hope is that these developments will light a fire under the rMBP hardware team to at least meet these kind of spec levels.