"Retina looks outstanding and exceptional!!"5.0 starson by angelanais
Pros: Of Course.. Retina Display. slim look. Fast processor, fast SSD. Applications looks gorgeous.
Cons: Falls on the pricey side. Other than price... nothing else, at least for me.
Summary: I got my Macbook PRO with Retina yesterday and played for couple hours with it. The display is outstanding and clear. Much less reflective than the previous models. The weight is perfect for your lap. Maybe not to carry all day like you Ipad but still less heavy than other laptops.
I download a free benchmark software I founded in the App Store (can't recall the name of the app) and it score 1167, way above to similar laptops scoring 600-800, and compared to scores near Mac Pros (apple desktops).
I'm not a video editor expert but I occasionally film personal events with an HD camcorder and create DVDs to share with my family. With my previous Macbook pro it was a simple process but take a while since it was one of the first uni-body model (not very fast). I will test it during the next days and see how fast it go.
One negative comment...the power cord looks heavy and bulky compare to the refine look of the laptop. Also the transformer (the white box between the power cord) is bigger and heavier than previous models.
If you have the extra money to expend, go for it and buy the retina display. You will not be disappointed. It is a beautiful piece of engineering and perform like a desktop.