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    News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    Unveiled at WWDC alongside updates to other MacBook Pros and MacBook Air models.
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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    For the first time ever, I've seen a point in buying a MacBook.

    Now, can I ask, why has the rest of the IT world been happy dawdling around with 1080p for so long? I know we can get 2560*1600, but the screens are really expensive and huge.

    Embarrassingly, I'm going to have to ask you to catch up please.

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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    I have to say that the retina display version does look amazing, still wouldn't buy one though

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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    i will wait for the Dell alternative for half the price of this. good specs though

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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    If I had all the money in the world I would buy one of these and get a custom engraved lid to hide that hideous apple logo abomination, then stick Windows 7 on it instead....
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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    Agreed snooty, this is the first apple product ive actually though has a pro , however the price as usual is a major off i wouldnt be able to justify £2k on a laptop, i could have put that back for ~15 years worth of main system upgrades (i try to get a major revision/replacement every 4 - 5 years, gpu usually stays around 2 or 3 and traded up).


    Now i will be getting a new lappy next year so hopefully LG(or whoever is making the panel) will be selling it in every other device, id like a nice 15 or 17" display at that res! It is quite depressing that my main monitor is a 23" 1920x1080... its got a higher res than mine , COME ON LG.
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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    Everything I use is windows based so no real point me going for a mac.... I expect samsung/dell to have an equal res laptop out soon enough though and hopefully cheaper .

    I like the design, screen res etc but seriously that price is stupidly high, even for a 'professional' who can claim the vat back!

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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    "Isn't the bottom of our computer prettier than the top of anyone else's computer?" -- No Apple, its not. Get over yourself.
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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    For the first time ever, I've seen a point in buying a MacBook.

    Now, can I ask, why has the rest of the IT world been happy dawdling around with 1080p for so long? I know we can get 2560*1600, but the screens are really expensive and huge.

    Embarrassingly, I'm going to have to ask you to catch up please.
    I still dont see it as a reason to buy one, having owned one and had endless issue with it but other than that i couldnt agree more... time to move on.

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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    This is easily the most desirable laptop to date! Had a late 2007 MBP and got rid of it after 3 years for a Dell XPS 15. With these specs, connectivity and that display I can't really fault it... until you see the price!

    15% off for students though. At £1530 it doesn't seem too bad.

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    I was reading the specs, the monitor doesn't list 1440x900 as a supported resolution...seems a bit odd not too - potentially helping with gaming, at least that way you'd get direct pixel mapping...(as it's a quarter full res)

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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    It's an interesting move from Apple... dropping Firewire in favour of Thunderbolt - typical Apple... BUT adding USB3, HDMI, and SDXC to the connectivity is a very smart move. A big criticism of the Apple product range has always been the favouring of Apple sponsored connections, pushing Firewire, not taking up eSATA etc and with Thunderbolt able to handle high-speed transfers and display connectivity it's very strategic to add HDMI, USB3, and SDXC - especially as Apple don't make any mobile devices with SD storage, or displays with HDMI.

    The Retina Display model is very nice - a true PRO version for serious power users - no optical drive to get it thinner, lighter and have more juice for the higher spec, plus SSD ONLY, and 2KG, really hoping the rumoured refresh of the Mac PRO range is true and as good as this.

    As for the displays being plentiful when they become mainstream, maybe, my MBP has a 1920x1200 panel in it and they never became very mainstream, but maybe because it was so close to the 1920x1080 standard.

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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    why does it have intel hd 4000 graphics and nvidia kepler graphics?
    surely thats unnecessary.
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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    i do quite like it, and for me that's quite a big thing as i've never really seen great offerings from them (for the price).

    But this is still damn expensive, but the screen is something i haven't seen on other laptops.

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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    Quote Originally Posted by llololloy View Post
    why does it have intel hd 4000 graphics and nvidia kepler graphics?
    surely thats unnecessary.
    I think the idea is that the kepler is switched off when your doing non-graphics intensive tasks

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    Re: News - New MacBook Pro model with Retina display

    If Apple can do it, why isn't the rest of the computing industry producing stuff like this?

    People are quick to mock Apple and accuse them of claiming 'innovations' that just aren't, but I genuinely don't see any other company churning out products like this - especially with this kind of screen resolution!

    WAKEY WAKEY Dell, HP, Sony, Samsung, Acer...

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