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Old Nov 5, 2014, 11:32 AM   #1
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Never going to buy or use a non-retina Mac again

After using the retina iMac exclusively for over a week, I just went back and did a little work using my 27" Apple LED display. After ten minutes I had a headache. Not kidding. I've been ruined. It felt like a bygone era, one I hope to never visit again. The new iMac is that big of a change, at least for me.
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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I have had mine 3 days. I suspect I am in the same boat. I am in love with the way text looks.
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 12:25 PM   #3
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I just opened mine last night, and using Microsoft Word for the first time sold me on retina Macs.
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 12:32 PM   #4
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 01:09 PM   #6
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I was waiting for the Retina iMac for a long time because I needed a desktop machine but just couldn't downgrade to a non-retina display from my 15'' rMBP. I even bought a used 2010 27'' iMac to wait it out but lothed the display so much that I upgraded as soon as the Retina iMacs came out.
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 02:31 PM   #7
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After using the retina iMac exclusively for over a week, I just went back and did a little work using my 27" Apple LED display. After ten minutes I had a headache. Not kidding. I've been ruined. It felt like a bygone era, one I hope to never visit again. The new iMac is that big of a change, at least for me.
Yup. I had my old 30" set up as a second display. After half an hour I disconnected it and put it up for sale. It was like going back to CGA.
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If you've had a rMBP since they came out, you've been in that situation for 2 years now
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 02:37 PM   #9
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If you've had a rMBP since they came out, you've been in that situation for 2 years now
Not the same, though. A tiny 15" screen is never going to be usable as a replacement for a desktop, and although it gave us a taste it wasn't like having 5k of space to play with.
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 02:48 PM   #10
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Not the same, though. A tiny 15" screen is never going to be usable as a replacement for a desktop, and although it gave us a taste it wasn't like having 5k of space to play with.
Definitely not the same comparing a desktop. I'm just talking about retina vs non-retina. I know what people are saying about non retina giving a headache after a while. Retina is so pleasant to work on. I said retina lots in this message
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Not the same, though. A tiny 15" screen is never going to be usable as a replacement for a desktop, and although it gave us a taste it wasn't like having 5k of space to play with.
Exactly. I've owned the rMBP since 2012 but couldn't enjoy it as much, because I had to plug it into a non-retina 27" display to have a usable workspace for design & video. I hardly used it by itself, except on the road a couple times a year. I'll enjoy the riMac every day, especially the ergonomics of using a desktop with razor-sharp detail. It's amazing.
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 03:17 PM   #12
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it wasn't like having 5k of space to play with.
Out of curiosity, are you using your Retina iMac with 5K native resolution? Instead of HiDPI 1440p workspace?
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Out of curiosity, are you using your Retina iMac with 5K native resolution? Instead of HiDPI 1440p workspace?
I alternate between the 3200 (for general browsing and stuff) and 5120 (for working in a specific application, Logic Pro, games, FCPX, Aperture, CAD and so on). If I know my application then the buttons at native resolution are just the right size and out of the way.
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 04:50 PM   #14
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Im still sitting next to my PC with the iMac next to it. The PC looks atrocious next to it, looking forward to getting bootcamp and Parallels installed so I can pack the PC away altogether.

To think I sat on the fence waiting so long to make my mind up about Mac or another PC! Mind, I'll enjoy it more when i know what I;m doing!
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 04:51 PM   #15
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After using the retina iMac exclusively for over a week, I just went back and did a little work using my 27" Apple LED display. After ten minutes I had a headache. Not kidding. I've been ruined. It felt like a bygone era, one I hope to never visit again. The new iMac is that big of a change, at least for me.
After a day or so of using the RiMac, I told myself man... there's not much difference really. And then I powered on my old iMac and was .

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Old Nov 6, 2014, 05:47 AM   #16
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I second this thread's point... I cannot look at my 27" ACD now... retina on a huge screen is even more orgasmic than on the iPhone/iPad
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