i'm not sure why they're comparing that to a macbook air.. size wise, it's more in the realm of the macbook pros in which case, the mbp is way better..
for reference, here's a picture of an 11" macbook air next to an iPad.. it's not even a laptop, really…
Rich O Brien wrote:This would be a major reason for not purchasing. Why pay such a price to only frown at the screen each time your unoptimized app is running.
A non-retina version should be available also. I fear that websites will hurry to get retina-ready to only slow load time on web pages.
I recently looked at the retina on the iPad and it's incredible but is the web ready for it?
Also are 17" MacBook Pros upgradeable to 8gb RAM?
yeah, 8gb in the 17s for a couple of years now.. the new ones (mid2012) can take 16.. (but the 17" model has been discontinued as of this week..)
re the resolution.. apple has implemented a sweet scaling scheme into the mix.. (i.e.- different than running the screens as a non-native resolution)
according to anandtech :
Even at the non-integer scaled 1680 x 1050 setting, the Retina Display looks a lot better than last year's high-res panel. It looks like Apple actually renders the screen at twice the selected resolution before scaling it to fit the 2880 x 1800 panel (in other words, at 1920 x 1200 Apple is rendering everything at 3840 x 2400 (!) before scaling - this is likely where the perf impact is seen, but I'm trying to find a way to quantify that now). Everything just looks better. I also appreciate how quick it is to switch between resolutions on OS X. When I'm doing a lot of work I prefer the 1920 x 1200 setting, but if I'm in content consumption mode I find myself happier at 1440 x 900 or 1680 x 1050.
i have the 1680x1050 hi-res (i guess i gotta quit calling this thing hi-res
) 15" and it's amazing.. so the reviewer is saying it looks even better when run at this size so….
it's easy to switch and i assume some little utilities will come out soon which makes it very
easy to switch..
so that + the ability to go to 2880 ?
(and really, i don't think it will be too long until most things catch up with the resolution.. including other manufacturers.. apple is paving the way on this one)
not sure about whether or not the internet can handle it but it's in motion now.. consumers can't stop it from happening so why worry about it
(actually, consumers are going to be the driving force behind it and anyone that want to cap resolution is more likely than not, sol )
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