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Old October 21, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by JJThomp View Post
Your mac book pro with retina screen doesn't really have anything that it can run at that resolution... There really isn't very much content at that resolution at all, most things you look at on your screen will actually look the same on a windows PC with lower resolution. Have you ever spent $2200 on a windows laptop? Because $2200 laptops run windows really well, actually $800 laptops run windows really well. The way the MBP scales things actually decreases it's performance to similarly spec'd machines and unless you use the scaling feature (which lowers image quality so it doesn't look as nice anyways) your effective resolution is pretty much 1440x900.

Also with a 1920x1080 screen you can get better specs for $1000 sure you don't have a huge resolution but you have a higher performance machine, something that can actually drive that resolution when gaming and $1200 in your pocket. I understand that not everyone feels this way I am just explaining why I (and many others) don't see the value.

Don't get me wrong the mac book pro is an impressive machine that resolution + that hardware in that form factor is no easy feat. It just really does not offer much value for the extra $1200 over other machines with similar specs IMHO.

Samsung is now coming out with 13 inch 2560x1440 laptops, pretty sweet but unfortunately I will probably feel the price hike is not worth the money (as I do with the MBP). Samsung is also making laptops with dual 2560x1440 displays which is even more ridiculous.
I don't think you know what you're talking about. Nothing that runs at that resolution? Hmm, let me see, I run all the Office apps at 5mp, as well as all the built-in Apple apps, plus Aperture for my photos, some games like Civ5 AND as I said, I run Windows 8 on it so ALL my Windows apps run at 5mp. Btw, it only scales the fonts so your comment there is wrong as well. Nice try but you should do some better research first.
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