Reviewed by loismustdie1 (Currently owns)
My first Macbook Pro with Retina Display was swapped out due to having so many problems related to the logic board and image persistence (ghosting). It was actually an upgrade (late 2012 model upgraded to 2013 model). Since the switch, it has been easy going and smooth sailing. The integrated Intel 4000/discrete 650 M pairing offers an excellent balance between battery life and power. Of course it goes without saying that the screen is absolutely beautiful. Though the "best for retina display" is essentially a pixel doubling of 1440x900, the scaled resolutions provide more than adequate clarity to make any other computer that isn't a "Retina Display" seem blurry in comparison.
Though Apple has done a remarkable job in design and functionality, it comes at a cost (literally). Its quite expensive compared to other laptops, and the lack of customer serviceability (since everything is soldiered to the logic board) make AppleCare an absolute must. As I said before, my first Macbook Pro with Retina Display was replaced due to multiple issues. I shudder to think what that may have costed me to repair that out of pocket. And as usual with MacBook Pros, if you sit this thing on your lap doing anything super graphic intensive, it will toast your lap. The keyboard is rather warm at times as well.
Overall, after having the first laptop replaced, its easily hands down the best Mac I've owned and the best laptop I've used period. Its quick and powerful and quite capable.