I'm thinking of picking up a 13" rMBP (256GB SSD/8GB RAM) to replace my work laptop, and older Dell Vostro V130. I'm looking now partly because of the 0% finance deal and because the 9hrs battery life would come in useful (the Dell does 2/2.5hrs at best). I already have an iMac (mid-2011) and iPad Air so having iCloud sync with the rMBP is also good.
But the one issue I may have with the rMBP is that I'm currently working my way through CCENT/CCNA and will likely pickup a small lab to practice on. I already have a USB-Serial cable which works fine on my Dell, but reading some posts I may run in to issues getting it to work with the rMBP. Does anyone have any experience with this, can the rMBP be connected to a Cisco Console port, what software is best for this type of thing? Currently I use PuTTY with Windows 7, and Elementary OS.
With the Dell I currently dual boot Win7/Elementary OS and switch between them as I feel like it. With the rMBP I'll stick within OSX but it will be useful to be able to fire up Win7 (perhaps ElemOS as well) would the USB-Serial adapter work within Win7 via VMWare Fusion 6?