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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by cGr » Wed 20 Jun, 2012 5:27 pm

I had a play with one of the new retina display macbook pro's at apple today, its pretty nice. Surprisingly, I was more impressed with the slimmer design, the black bezel, and the edge to edge screen, than what I was the retina display itself (which I had to compare to a macbook air to try and see the difference).

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Post by daBOODA » Wed 20 Jun, 2012 6:16 pm

Do they have many of them on display at the apple store?
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by cGr » Wed 20 Jun, 2012 6:18 pm

A whole table full, so 8 maybe?

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Post by daBOODA » Wed 20 Jun, 2012 6:28 pm

Mmm ok. Might be hard to fight the other scavengers lol
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by dan » Wed 20 Jun, 2012 6:39 pm

ahhhhh fsck, i walked right past the apple store today and forgot to go for a looksie! just as well, probably saved me a bit of coin
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by SecaBoy » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 6:53 am

dan, wouldn't have made any difference. they don't have stock apparently and they have no idea when they'll get them either.

mine should be arriving today or tomorrow. it landed at the brisbane tnt depot last night.... a wee bit excited. HAHAHA
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by dan » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 8:21 am

yeah, but if i saw that it was fkn awesome i would probably order one. i'd prefer to stay aloof and feign ignorance!! :P
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by SecaBoy » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 4:27 pm

amazing amazing amazing.. got it today and so in love it hurts. :P
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the screen is so clean, clear and crisp it looks almost 3d. lol

movies look unbelievable and photos are a lot easier to edit/photoshop.
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by daBOODA » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 4:45 pm

mmmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by spitex » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 6:32 pm

My guess is movies still look like 1080p. lol

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Post by daBOODA » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 7:21 pm

Who watches movies on laptops anymore?
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Post by Jonesy » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 8:00 pm

SecaBoy wrote:amazing amazing amazing.. got it today and so in love it hurts. :P
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by daBOODA » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 8:02 pm

ASH ASH ASH

Retina MacBook Pros run three external displays

http://9to5mac.com/2012/06/20/retina-ma ... y-support/

Best you get three Thunderbolt displays now then ay!
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by SecaBoy » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 9:36 pm

if i was able to use my mac at work, then i sure as hell would run 3 displays!
i'm constantly getting frustrated with only 2 displays at work. lol
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by SecaBoy » Thu 21 Jun, 2012 9:37 pm

just to clarify, the screen does look a lot better than a normal screen, but as cam said, put it next to a mba or another laptop and the difference is VERY noticeable.
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MacBook Air 11"

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Retina MacBook Pro Pushes the Limits of its Graphics Capabilities
Eric Slivka | 30 June 2012
Just after the launch of the Retina MacBook Pro earlier this month, AnandTech provided a first glimpse of the machine's display performance, noting the various resolution options available to users and examining how its color and contrast compares to other notebooks.

After having more time to analyze the new machine, AnandTech last week published its full review of the Retina MacBook Pro, bringing its thorough and technically-detailed perspective to the report. While the whole review is definitely worth a read, the section on graphics performance bears special attention.

With the integrated Intel HD 4000 and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics units responsible for driving 2880x1800 pixels in standard Retina mode and as many as 3840x2400 pixels before downscaling to display 1920x1200 at its highest non-Retina resolution, Apple is clearly pushing the limits of the machine's graphics capabilities.
At the default setting, either Intel’s HD 4000 or NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 650M already have to render and display far more pixels than either GPU was ever intended to. At the 1680 and 1920 settings however the GPUs are doing more work than even their high-end desktop counterparts are used to.
AnandTech goes on to assess this graphics performance, noting that the Retina MacBook Pro at times struggles to maintain a "consistently smooth experience".
At 2880 x 1800 most interactions are smooth but things like zooming windows or scrolling on certain web pages is clearly sub-30fps. At the higher scaled resolutions, since the GPU has to render as much as 9.2MP, even UI performance can be sluggish. There’s simply nothing that can be done at this point - Apple is pushing the limits of the hardware we have available today, far beyond what any other OEM has done.
Focusing on browser scrolling behavior, which also involves substantial CPU load, AnandTech notes that the resource-intensive Facebook news feed pages can display at over 50 frames per second on a 2011 MacBook Pro, but that the new Retina MacBook Pro struggles to hit 20 frames per second as it pushes so many more pixels.



Retina MacBook Pro at 21 frames per second while scrolling (See meter at top left)

The report notes that OS X Mountain Lion will help address some of these issues by leveraging Core Animation, but in AnandTech's testing it was still only able to achieve 20-30 frames per second under Mountain Lion. Further improvements in performance will have to wait for hardware capabilities to catch up with demands imposed by these new ultra-high resolution displays.
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by iano » Sun 01 Jul, 2012 7:55 am

Yep, the new screen is pron (a visit to JB Hifi confirmed such). The price however, isn't. Well beyond $3k for a MBP with the finest herbs. I can't afford that....
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by dan » Sun 01 Jul, 2012 9:17 am

iano wrote:Yep, the new screen is pron (a visit to JB Hifi confirmed such). The price however, isn't. Well beyond $3k for a MBP with the finest herbs. I can't afford that....
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Re: MacBook Air 11"

Post by iano » Sun 01 Jul, 2012 9:45 am

so you've bought one?
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