As many of us, i'm not the last to complain so i wanted to share the reason why I'm waiting to receive my new retina macbook. For those who remember, In 90's laptops were really a sacrifice. Few examples: Power: cpu were one generation late and very slow compared to what was available on desktop. Now we almost forgot what it means to have a slow pc (my 2006 macbook pro rev a is still performing well with a ssd...). Screen: who remember the revolution with actives matrix screen? Color screens? Pointer/mouse: no comment about trackballs Battery: who remember the nimh batteries? The one you had to really take to 0 to avoid the memory effect and kill it within a month? I'm not even talking about the 1h battery life... On the datasheet Hard drives: smaller and SLOWER (1gen behind desktop) Memory : 3 times the price or desktop memory, and often propriatary... Weight: uhuhuh 3.5kg... Plus charger... 4kg yahoo! And i forget certainly other items... So basically when i was young my ideal laptop was the macbook retina. You know, like : draw me your dream: First the screen: wow we are now at a level where our eyes won't see a difference if we enhance it (pixels/colors/...). Retina screens (and retina apples management compred to windows) are the first screen to reach the "i don't need better" level. Second (for me) the fanless design: we managed to move forward in term of power that now... We don't even need to refresh it... Wow! Weight: apple broke the 1kg barrier: yess Power: we have what we need to do the day to day activities (only the creative guys who need to play with photo/video editing will be limited. We can now spend the effort to other things that power (slim/fanless/...) wow thanks moore's law Trackpoint: fun to see how a company who want to push in a direction can spend energy to find smart ways to enhance something which is certainly seen as an accessory question for lot of others manufacturer. Audio: stupid point but even on a small laptop we get quite audio... Cool! So for me, this new macbook, when i saw the keynote it was: yeah, they did it, i want it! Maybe you will throw rocks on me, but maybe i'm not the only one to see it as a "step in the personnal computing".