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I purchased the 13" Retina MacBook Pro as both a backup machine for my beefier 15" rMBP and as a secondary machine to help with data management while working on film sets. While this particular model doesn't have discrete graphics like its bigger brother, it was a relatively inexpensive solution that fits my needs well. It's hard to find non-standard configurations for sale from anywhere but Apple, but Adorama luckily had this model with 8GB RAM available for immediate shipping, which was great. 4GB is far too little, and the jump to any models with 16GB cost more than I was willing to spend on a backup machine. Overall, while it's still a hefty chunk of change, it's hard to beat the value here. The machine is screaming fast (650MB/s+ on the internal PCIE flash storage--wowza) and the graphics, while a bummer, isn't a deal breaker on an entry-level laptop. It's hard to argue with the price/performance ratio here.