Apple has brought its 2560 x 1600 display to the MacBook Pro. That is enough of a selling for many. Personally, I really don't care for the new high resolution display, nor would I mind having it. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, is a excellent choice for a new laptop even if you do not consider the new display.
For the past two years I have been harping on the weight of the MacBook Pro. It was light when it came out, and as technology moved on, it became relatively heavy compared to its direct competitors like the Sony Vaio S and Intel Ultrabooks. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display does not disappoint in this regard. It weighs in at 3.57 pounds, almost a pound lighter than the non-Retina version. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display also has modern SSD drives.
You do loose the optical drive, but does anyone still use those things these days?
The lighter chassic and SSD drives make the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display a awesome laptop. The Retina display is just a bonus.
At 0.75-inches thick, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is really now the 13-icnh MacBook Air Pro, with the MacBook Air, now being the cheaper MacBook Air.