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The New MacBook Pro: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:23 pm    Post subject: The New MacBook Pro: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/06/opinion-apple-retina-displa/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

For many years now I've been selecting screens on the "do I see pixels" criterion .. on this 15.4" screen I have 1680 by 1050 pixels (109 pixels / inch horiz) and I can see them .. on that 17" screen I have 1920 by 1200 pixels (112 pixels/inch horiz) I see almost no pixels .. its getting good enough for me .. or my eyes are getting bad enough , your retina is not mine .. anyway on that criterion, if I was to buy a new mac which on the non retina one has more pixels / inch even I think ... too bad they don't have a 17" one tho.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm glad I don't have to buy a new Macbook right now.

When the time does come to buy a new Macbook, it will be because a new version of OSX will not run on my current machine. And when that happens, I will still not pay an extra $500 just for a Retina display. I am not a graphics professional - I don't run AutoCAD or anything like that.

I am more likely use apps that look pretty in Retina on an iPad than a Macbook, because I'm more likely to read books and color magazines on an iPad.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Every time we buy a locked down product containing a non-replaceable battery with a finite cycle count, we’re voicing our opinion on how long our things should last. But is it an informed decision? When you buy something, how often do you really step back and ask how long it should last? If we want long-lasting products that retain their value, we have to support products that do so.


Surely the days of "long lasting products" has already passed, I thought the whole of that article was a load of crap. Retina display for me please until there is something better, I'm sure it won't be long.
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