It was very cool to be able to update my signature line!!! Last night I walked into the Apple store and asked to see a business specialist and then told them what I wanted. he said that they had a few of the various new MBP, but no retina ones. I was very interested in the new Ivy Bridge to get the performance boost that Apple said I would get for video editing since this is all I do primarily with my previous 2011 MBP. My experience is this and I preface it by saying it is my experience on how this is performing. This morning was my first run on this new 2012. I had a video project that I was working on last night and was gonna output on my previous 2011 MPB 2.3ghz that had 16GB of ram in it and it was gonna take 2 1/2 hours to output and so I decided that I did not want to hang out at work for that long so I split. So this morning after spending last night getting all of my applications transferred over I fired up the new 2012 MBP and proceeded to output the video from last night. Well the exact same video with this new machine output this video in 1 hour and 45 minutes. The other thing I am noticing on the new machine (using FCPX) is that I can more smoothly scrubb through the footage in my time time and just bounce with not event the slightest hesitation that I got prior with my previous 2011 MBP. Today I plan to update the ram to a full 16GB and put the newest Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid hard drive in. From there it will be interesting to see what this machine will do then. There you go, that is my early report on the new 2012 MBP. *** As an add in, with this new MBP I still keep the ethernet port, the FW, the Thunderbolt and the upgraded USB ports that will accommodate USB 3.0. For my use, this is a grand machine with all the glory and no hand wringing about loosing the ethernet port.