I compared it to the 13" rMBP , both with retina screens and same price. I am saying no thanks to the new macbook because there is too much trade off in performance of the CPU and GPU for that 1.5 pound. I am sure some people won't care, but I prefer the rMBP over this. I love the color options, I hope they extend it to the entire macbook lines later. At some point, they could have only 2 lines, MacBooks and Macbook pro.