I know I put up a lot of polls and comparisons, but all of your responses are very helpful. After showing my brother (who is a teacher) my new 13" rMBP that I am evaluating, he's tempted as well. I have a Mac Mini for storing all of my media files in the household, but he would like to get an upgraded 256gb version. Comparing some of the retina options with 256 GB storage (which all come with 8 GB RAM as well), which option would seem the be the best choice for roughly $1500 or less? 2013 (early) rMBP 13" ME662LL/A $1214.99 Best Buy (Open Box) i5 2.6 GHz Ivy Bridge Intel HD 4000 Graphics 2013 (late) rMBP 13" ME865LL/A $1399.00 Apple (w/his teacher discount) [$185 more than ME662LL/A] i5 2.4 GHz Haswell Intel Iris Graphics 2013 (early) rMBP 15" ME664LL/A $1529.99 Best Buy (Open Box) [$130 more than ME865LL/A] i7 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Intel HD 4000 + GeForce GT 650M Graphics What do you guys think? His use will mainly be web browsing, playing videos and music, very light gaming, and Microsoft Office apps. Thanks!