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Authentic
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I prefer the operating system honestly; I only use Windows now for games. I purchase the extended warranty on the iMac / Macbooks so if any issues occur they can be fixed without additional cost. They retain their value quite well also if you wish to replace it with a newer model.

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RightHere
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My MacBook Pro is only 10 month old and still have some “miles” before it gets swapped for a new model. However I’m also a bit confused about the “Retina”. I was very excited when the new iPad came out and sold my old and get a new with the “Retina” display.

I though I would then have “more canvas” when browsing the web, but a web page takes up just as much space as on the iPad 2. And some images just look more dithered on the web.

It is amazing for watching video, viewing photos and ibooks are very crisp, but i’m not happy with the web experience.

So will the same thing happen on the new MacBook with Retina display ?

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PixelBin
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My MacBook Pro is only 10 month old and still have some “miles” before it gets swapped for a new model. However I’m also a bit confused about the “Retina”. I was very excited when the new iPad came out and sold my old and get a new with the “Retina” display.

I though I would then have “more canvas” when browsing the web, but a web page takes up just as much space as on the iPad 2. And some images just look more dithered on the web.

It is amazing for watching video, viewing photos and ibooks are very crisp, but i’m not happy with the web experience.

So will the same thing happen on the new MacBook with Retina display ?

Exact same thing.

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smudgethis
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I went into my local Apple store on Saturday to check out the new macbooks and my god are they thin! When you check out the spec it is pretty stunning to think there is so much power within such a thin case.

As a freelancer who needs to constantly carry my laptop around with me everywhere this is the best option out there by far.

I will definitely be buying one!

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kegler68
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I’m tempted to get a MBP in the near future and have never owned an Apple computer but I do have an Iphone. As for the new Retina model, i’m quite shocked that for £1800 you only get 256GB flash storage with no way of upgrading it. And once you take the operating system out of the equation how much of that 256GB is left? I know it’s an SSD which makes it ultra fast but the capacity is still 256GB, shocking.

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smudgethis
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Just ordered mine

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kimonothemes
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I’m tempted to get a MBP in the near future and have never owned an Apple computer but I do have an Iphone. As for the new Retina model, i’m quite shocked that for £1800 you only get 256GB flash storage with no way of upgrading it. And once you take the operating system out of the equation how much of that 256GB is left? I know it’s an SSD which makes it ultra fast but the capacity is still 256GB, shocking.

~10Gb for OSX if I remember

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godonholiday
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I’m going to wait till the apps catch up and make use of the screen. At the minute some of them just look so bad.

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WPWiseOwl
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I’ll say that Retina makes more sense on the Macbook too me than it does on the mobile devices. There it just seems more like a waste / gimmick. Without a sufficiently large display to view it on, lump me in the group that can’t tell the difference between 720p and 1080p (let alone the higher retina resolutions) on screens 32” and lower. However, I do use a DELL screen that’s 30” running 2560×1600 over DisplayPort daily but that’s for the extra screen real estate, not for marketed “retina” reason of clarity.

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2winFactor
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Anyone see this article on Retina for Web Designers?

http://d.pr/n/I7Wt/91DPmWQz

Any web pros have one that can weigh in?

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