Amazing product , a great buy for someone involved in music or programming
I've seen many people complain about these laptops, and I don't understand why. Although they may not have needed what it provides, I bought a 13.3" retina macbook pro a few months ago and it's the best purchase i've ever made. In my line of work/studies, I need a fast and reliable laptop that'll do just about anything, and this is perfect for it. I have OS X , Windows and Linux running on it as I use each almost everyday, and it handles the load perfectly.
In comparison to a Windows laptop, the battery-life beats it hands down when using memory-heavy programs, and there is no noise whatsoever from the fans (at first I was worried they weren't working due to the silence)
The screen's resolution is phenomenal , and there is no comparison to any other laptop.
The backlit-keyboard makes using the laptop in the dark very easy, and the design of the keyboard makes it very difficult to mis-type.
The features in OSX are very useful, but I would suggest that only tech-savvy people buy one, as they do cost a lot of money. To get value-for-money, you need to know how to put it to it's best potential. (best suggestion is to get VMWare and install Windows for some applications)
I think the only thing I dislike about it is the heat-dissipation it uses, as the entire casing is used to dissipate the heat. Sometimes this causes a bit of discomfort when you have it resting on your knees. (and I'm not a mac fanboy, I have used windows for over 10, and continue to use it. This is just a friggin' awesome laptop!)Read full review