Originally Posted by octiceps
Not sure if serious, but that's a waste of money for a dedicated music laptop, which doesn't need Retina display or SSD.
I have a 15" MBP and it's awesome. But you're completely correct in that you don't need Retina nor solid state drives for listening to music, however they're both quite useful when it comes down to it, especially the SSD when moving around hundreds of gigabytes of music from time to time.
It's also noteworthy that Macs have better compability with many hi-for products and they're ease of use adds to this.
Waste of money a Mac it is certainly not, but it does come with great opportunity cost, and it's up to the consumer to decide if it's worth it or not