Just purchased the 13" MacBook Pro W/Retna display last month. I have been using a 15" Sony VAIO, a AUSA notebook, and a home brewed desktop for the past 9-years to manage my digital images. I made the move to Mac to better (and quicker) view/edit my images. Even though the MBP(R) has a smaller display, it is far better for my needs. The resolution and color accuracy are superior to any laptop, notebook, or desktop models I have used in the past! I originally planned to use it with a large monitor, as I have seen the the 13" used with the Mac, Thunderbolt monitor, by friends of mine and was very impressed. However, after seeing for myself just how good the MBP(R) is by itself, I might put off purchasing a monitor anytime soon! Additionally, I have been extremely happy with Canon's DPP, Image Browser and other Canon Utilities programs for many years. Now, they work even better on my MacBook Pro!