Our take: The new MacBook with Retina Display has all the bells and whistles Apple has to offer, including Nvidia graphics, solid-state storage and this thin body packs a powerful punch.
But it also costs $2,199, making it a sizable investment, even for a MacBook (the least expensive being the 11-inch MacBook Air, starting at $999).
With expanded configuration options, including new Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs and larger-capacity SSDs, you can also take that same $2,199 and spend it on just about any other MacBook. Depending on your needs, you might even end up with something that's a better overall deal for you.
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