Apple Unveils Next-gen Macbook Pro With Retina Display
Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:03 PM
Other than the retina display (which does seem real sweet) I can get nearly everything I need or want for about a third of the price on a Windows laptop.
Frankly, Windows has leaped ahead of the Mac in many ways. I have a MBA as well and it suits me fine for times when all I need is basic functions in the lightest possible package. But there's Just not enough in this new Mac to make me fork over so much goddam money to replace my workhorse laptop.
I realize that this is Apple we're talking about here...but I'm having a very hard time seeing how they continue pricing their products so extravagantly forever. There's so much good stuff on the way down other channels now that the design edge won't be much of an advantage for long.
I'm sure lots of the faithful will pay for the Apple premium once again. I think they'll me making a big mistake this time.
Apple is slipping. This shows it.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:36 PM
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz)
8GB 1600MHz memory
256GB flash storage
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (7 hours)
0.71" thick, 4.46lbs
$733.33 for all of that (except the UNIQUE hi-def display)? And you'd best show us something with at least 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, as a buyer who's looking for high resolution displays will generally be wanting a 'decent' display, when comparison shopping.
Give us a link to this mythical thin, light, 1/3 price machine. Not a fat, clunky windoze crapbook that drops dead in three hours on battery.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:15 PM
We can forego the backlit keyboard, as that's rare, and touchpad that doesn't suck... as that would be almost impossible to find on a windoze notebook.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:10 PM
nVidia may need to create a device driver for Windows that supports this new 2880x1800 resolution, for those of us who dream of have BootCamp run/dualboot Windows7 on this new Apple machine.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:57 PM
It's just different values for the shifting/scaling hardware.
BTW, consider 'Parallels' for your 'dual boot'. It runs windoze stuff pretty well with full hardware acceleration.
I've definitely used OS X 'too long', since 2009 or so, and Linux from 2007~2009, as Windoze 7 feels unbelievably clunky to me.
Someone bought me another crappy netbook for me the other day; a 'test machine' running windoze 7. Once I got rid of all the bundleware, turned off all the animations... and then installed Linux on it and switched to booting that, it was acceptable.