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xdkd
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Am I the only one who seas the breakthrough here? This is a huge step forward…

Well, technically Dell had something like 2048×1536 15” laptops years ago, but of course Apple is going to stick fancy “Retina” tag on it and bring it to masses.

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mpc
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Am I the only one who seas the breakthrough here? This is a huge step forward…
Well, technically Dell had something like 2048×1536 15” laptops years ago, but of course Apple is going to stick fancy “Retina” tag on it and bring it to masses.

Yeah but if you run a 960px page on the dell it will cover 45% of the screen…

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BuchmannDesign
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The resolution is doubled but the system is doubled as well so the relative size onscreen doesn’t change but there are 4x more pixels that make up the graphics therefore it is incredibly sharp. I take it you’ve never played with an iPhone 4+ or the new iPad before. While the operating system can make fonts look good and any system apps as well as apps made Retina-ready specifically by developers, 99.9% of sites with tons of images will look crappy because upscaled images don’t look all that great. We better all hope CSS3 adoption becomes ubiquitous because browsers (at least Mobile Safari) tend to render CSS3 very well even on Retina displays.

Thanks for the explanation. I’ve compared iPad 3 w/ iPad 2 in the store, and my wife as an iPhone 4. I really have to look super close side by side to see any kind of difference. To me there is really no practical difference other than “specs” on paper. But I guess it would be easier to see any difference when you compare extremely small text/fonts.

People say videos on the iPad 3 are amazing… but since videos would usually be a lower res than the retina display, each frame would have to be upscaled, thus you don’t get any “better” quality than a normal screen.

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TylerQuinn
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They’re going to make a killing on all the early adopters of Retina displays :D

The MacBook Pro was pretty slick but something tells me they are going to run into heat issues and at that price, I would rather grab the same money’s worth in parts on NewEgg :evil:

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PixelBin
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They’re going to make a killing on all the early adopters of Retina displays :D The MacBook Pro was pretty slick but something tells me they are going to run into heat issues and at that price, I would rather grab the same money’s worth in parts on NewEgg :evil:

They took the heat into consideration, that’s why they added the vents on the bottom sides and the specialized fan system. But as always, with an all aluminum body, it’s going to get hot as did the previous generation of MacBook Pros.

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acuredreamgift
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The battery segment is something that needs improvement – too big, too little time.
That is a sad story ,I can’t finish my day even on my iPhone or my galaxy GALAXY S II / GALAXY Note…that what drive me nuts the most

you know what is nice?

we already have technology to power devices with no batteries, and is 100 years old stuff.

Tesla’s towers? Wireless electricIty? Is that what you meant?

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Anps
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Nop, gues he ment something else that i saw at ted :) nearest future. Tesla tech is quite different.

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lifwanian
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^ components. Pro has better/faster parts inside, and only comes in 11” or 13”.

So from my understanding, you can get the 2.6GHz Retina one for $2,800, or the same one without Retina for $2,200? So Retina itself is $600?

Overall, the price is higher than expected, but I can’t wait to pick one up myself. I have the Mid 2009 model, so it’s right around the corner for an update. Perfect timing for getting me a nice graduation present :P

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PixelBin
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^ components. Pro has better/faster parts inside, and only comes in 11” or 13”.

So from my understanding, you can get the 2.6GHz Retina one for $2,800, or the same one without Retina for $2,200? So Retina itself is $600?

Overall, the price is higher than expected, but I can’t wait to pick one up myself. I have the Mid 2009 model, so it’s right around the corner for an update. Perfect timing for getting me a nice graduation present :P

Well, uhhh, it’s not just Retina that’s $600. It’s significantly thinner, lighter, completely redesigned inside, battery is bigger although life is the same (due to the 53487502348532 pixels it has to power), not to mention the change up of ports, venting system, novelty/rarity factor, etc. If you’re due for an upgrade, this is a great time for you. If you just got an MBP recently, you can hold tight. :)

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lifwanian
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Gotcha. My bad, I didn’t look at the full specs of the cheaper one… just the price and processor speeds. For a second I thought they upgraded the old ones as well.

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