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Apple Introduces All New MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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I don't see an optical and no HDD option either...pass. Thing is gonna be all pretty but you'll end up carrying a ton of extra devices.
 
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The WWDC (still going on) stated optical drives are still in the macbook pro line and the SSDs go up to 768GB.
 
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I like the resolution and GPU for a clean looking laptop to bad its not windows based lol.... I dunno nothing against apple, but I hate change. :ohwell:
 
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I like the resolution and GPU for a clean looking laptop to bad its not windows based lol.... I dunno nothing against apple, but I hate change. :ohwell:
Boot camp lets you install windows directly with full driver support.

EDIT: honestly, I hate apple and their fans but they make some of the best laptops. Solid design and make good use of graphics hardware to accelerate the operating system.
 
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I hope that having a crappy GPU with such a resolution will be the start of Apple's downfall.
 
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I wonder how much that display cost alone
 
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I don't see an optical and no HDD option either...pass. Thing is gonna be all pretty but you'll end up carrying a ton of extra devices.
I have not had to use a CD in years, even buying boxed software you often have the option of downloading the installer and using your boxed key without issue. The only reason my desktop has an optical drive is for ripping blurays, I honestly can't remember the last time it was used to install software or games. Obviously my own needs probably differ from yours but I imagine more people would want an optical drive as a precaution "just in case" rather than because they use it daily.

Also I am blown away by that resolution, suddenly I feel a bit shamed with my 2560x1440 panel lol. Hopefully this is a sign of great things to come and we will see higher resolutions coming to desktops very soon. It is an absolute shame to have such powerful gpus like we have today and be limited to such pitifully low resolutions. 2560x1440/2560x1600 is no stress for even a single high end gpu, never mind SLI/Crossfire.

The GT 650M should be enough power for most things, hell of a step up from HD 4000, but isn't it basically going to match the new GT 640? I mean 384 shaders from GK107 and 128bit bus with DDR3? Although the core/shader speeds are probably lower. Still...you wanna find the best balance of performance and power efficiency, cant imagine that display is as efficient as the usual suspects.
 
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The MacBook Pro packs a Retina display with a 2880 x 1800 resolution (or 220ppi)

+1

Top dollar spec. Why oh why does it always take Apple to move the goalposts forward?!

Job well done. Now come on PC competition. Where the hell are those high res displays for laptop and for desktop??? Hmmm? Here's looking at you, you lame PC OEMs.
 

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Looks like the 13" is limited to HD4000, and 1280 x 800. The 15" non-retina version gets the 650M and is 1440 x 900.
 
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2880x1800. Love Apple for continuing to push hardware.
 
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2880x1800. Love Apple for continuing to push hardware.
Yes but imagine that resolution on a laptop running Windows and it's horrible DPI setting, without proper DPI scaling I wouldn't buy it.


Looks like a solid setup, but can't help and wonder about how hot will it get...
 

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Yes but imagine that resolution on a laptop running Windows and it's horrible DPI setting, without proper DPI scaling I wouldn't buy it.


Looks like a solid setup, but can't help and wonder about how hot will it get...
since it is an apple product im positive OSX looks beautiful on it... why spend a premium for an apple laptop only to get rid of one of the reasons it costs so much?
 
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since it is an apple product im positive OSX looks beautiful on it... why spend a premium for an apple laptop only to get rid of one of the reasons it costs so much?
Oh sorry, I didn't word my post very well...what I meant was, when these displays hit the laptops running Windows and it's bad DPI scaling it won't look as good as the Mac running OSX which does have better DPI scaling AFAIK.
 

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Oh sorry, I didn't word my post very well...what I meant was, when these displays hit the laptops running Windows and it's bad DPI scaling it won't look as good as the Mac running OSX which does have better DPI scaling AFAIK.
i see. i wonder if the microsoft people are working on fixing that problem.
 

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Job well done. Now come on PC competition. Where the hell are those high res displays for laptop and for desktop??? Hmmm? Here's looking at you, you lame PC OEMs.
They're coming. In 2013 they will come in hordes I think.
 
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Awesome, I don't like apple products, but it's great to see at least someone is pushing it. First the ipad 3, now this, I really seem to like it.
 
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Does anyone have the real resolution...

is it 2560x1440 or 2560x1600?

2560x1800 would be nearly 4:3 and they are not quite that stupid... though some of the buyers...
 
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It's rare to see Apple pushing the hardware envelope. Love the new Pro specs, hate the price :|
 

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They're coming. In 2013 they will come in hordes I think.
I bet the next generation of video cards will properly run the new resolutions, too. I can't imagine what detail settings you would need to run BF3 on a 650M at 1800p.
 

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It's rare to see Apple pushing the hardware envelope. Love the new Pro specs, hate the price :|
sorry but i must interject. apple has been pushing hardware since the ipod. they were the first to stick that much computing power in a small mobile device.
 

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I don't see an optical and no HDD option either...pass. Thing is gonna be all pretty but you'll end up carrying a ton of extra devices.
hardly a negative point....there are hundreds of small 10.1 or 11.6" laptops/netbooks/ultrabooks out there that DONT have an optical drive.

I dont have an optical drive on my laptop and i got rid of the one on my PC cuz i dont use it at all. most of my games are downloaded from services like STEAM or have an online installer which bypasses the need to install off CD.

Obviously I do have a slimline optical drive though just for my laptop and i occasionally bring it out when i need to burn stuff either on my PC or laptop otherwise I have no use for it, I dont rent DVD movies, I dont need to install stuff because everythings already installed, and all my music is in mp3 or flac format so all i need is a USB stick to transport them around.

honestly, the Optical drive is looking more and more like the floppy drive every day that goes by.
 
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Does anyone have the real resolution...

is it 2560x1440 or 2560x1600?

2560x1800 would be nearly 4:3 and they are not quite that stupid... though some of the buyers...
2880x1800

Cant order soon enough :toast: