"GREAT CHOICE FOR LESS MONEY!!!!!"5.0 starson by Hv007
Pros: The price is really convienient for most people, impressive power, a true work tool, w multiple share options including CD/DVD Burner.
Cons: The weight
Summary: I had the chance to use the retina display and this one, for a week before buying it, and the money to buy the one i wanted. If you don't need a huge resolution, this is your laptop for a cheaper price...
You have the option to make it similar to the retina display, except of course for the resolution, and the ram. the computer works flawlessly and won't disappoint no one. Unless you do video editing for living you don't really need to have the retina display, you can save $2000 aprox. for the fully loaded version and get the DVD Burner.
The ram if you really need it, is possible to upgrade it to 16Gb., the difference is that apple won't do it for you, but any apple certified technician will do it. I don't think is needed tho. if you want a higher resolution get the antiglare version which offers a resolution in between both (the retina and this), and it will still be cheaper.