I may check that out. I remember reading some posts here where some have tried to put Win7 on a Win8 machine but there's some headaches involved. I know it is possible though.
Here's a good article on how to make Win8 look and feel like Win7. I may give that a go before going on to Win7.
Even still, I think I might just keep this MBPr and return the XPS12.
Oh yeah, another weird thing. I use Chrome as my default browser and it looks like crap in desktop mode but when I use IE it looks fantastic. So some desktop apps aren't even running at full 1080p resolution.
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