13" Retina in hand - what do you want to know?

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  1. Glaxx, Oct 24, 2012
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    Just got this thing! What do you want to know? Any picture requests?


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  2. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Hey.. can you post pics. of maximum scaling resolution as well as 2nd highest scaling? Thanks.
     
  3. gcab6624 macrumors newbie

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    have you been able to update the OS to 10.8.2?
     
  4. astutesoup macrumors newbie

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    SSD capacity and vendor (i.e. Samsung / Toshiba).
     
  5. Glaxx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sure! Anything specific you want to see running?

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    Haven't tried yet! I will attempt once I'm done installing a few other programs.

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    How do I check the vendor?
     
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    Have you noticed any UI lag? Or are people just paranoid?
     
  7. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Would like to see Pages (if you don't have, then Word) and NYTimes on Safari. Thanks!! :D
     
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  9. Glaxx, Oct 24, 2012
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    Don't have Word or Pages installed, but here's the NYT.

    Standard:
    http://imageshack.us/a/img89/924/screenshot20121024at100t.png

    Increased:
    http://imageshack.us/a/img690/2751/screenshot20121024at100.png

    Max: Imageshack won't take the whole size, so it's scaled down.
    http://imageshack.us/a/img854/2751/screenshot20121024at100.png

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    Thanks, once again!!
     
  11. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    For the love of Pete, put your images behind a link. Most of us don't have 27" displays.
     
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    The update shows up in my software updates. Downloading it now. Will post results later.
     
  14. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Now that I've got the idea of screen real estate, can you tell me about the clarity (as the pictures seem compressed of some sort)?

    Does the display still seem retina or even really clear with text, images, etc. at 'higher scaled resolution' and 'highest scaled resolution'?
     
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    So far it seems comparable to the 15" Retina. I've used one daily since it shipped. I did have a 13" Air briefly (returned it to get the 13" Retina) and it did seem "snappier" on the OS animations like Mission Control, etc. On a daily basis, it's not an issue.

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    I haven't been using it enough (few hours) to notice anything. Nothing more than the 15" Retina, but it has been fairly warm and loud at times.

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    I've been using a 15" Retina at the maximum scale setting, and this seems no different. It's very crisp, clear, etc as long as the content you are viewing is optimized.

    From my understanding, they double the resolution and then scale down to the native resolution for the two higher versions. This allows the sharpness.
     
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    I haven't been using it long enough to really give good feedback on that. I will update once I've used it more.
     
  18. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    Hows the weight?

    Is it like coming from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5?
     
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    It's much lighter than the 15" Retina - definitely.

    Before I had the 15" Retina, I had a 13" Air. This feels just slightly heavier. The form factor change (no wedge) seems great to me. It's still light enough to pick up in one hand without an issue.

    For the iPhone comparison, it's almost like the 13" Air is the new iPod Touch, and the 13" Retina is the iPhone 5, while the 15" Retina is the older iPhone 4/4S. Sorta.

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    Here's a speed test I did:
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  20. AoS macrumors newbie

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    Nothing worse than an idiot complaining to someone who is voluntarily trying to help the community.
     
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    Is the display quality identical to the 15" rMBP when you put them side by side? Same brightness, contrast, colors, temperature?
     
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    Oh well. The resolution is quite large... so I changed it. :cool:

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    To my eyes (and I tend to be very picky) they seem nearly identical in those regards.

    I haven't been able to get a calibration I like just yet on the 13", but it usually takes me a few tries to get it just right.

    The only large difference to me is the black level. On the 15", sometimes it seems the display is almost too dark or deep black for blacks. On this 13", it seems to be just fine (so, better than the 15").
     
  23. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for asking for a lot of pictures. Can I just get one more - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqTNA3IAxLo (Full screen mode in Safari please) and go down so that the video and comments are viewable. (On highest and higher scaling please)

    Would really appreciate this. Thanks.
     
  24. laserbeam273 macrumors 6502

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    Got any games to test out?

    Also in terms of screen real estate, is it as good as the 13" MBA? I don't want the Hi DPI native as that's less space, are the scaled options good?

    And thanks for being helpful!
     
  25. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Hey, just letting you know the scaling options 1440x900 (same as Air) and 1680x1050 photos are posted above. They seem to be compressed so the quality isn't original.

    And this is my previous conversation with him in this thread:

    "Now that I've got the idea of screen real estate, can you tell me about the clarity (as the pictures seem compressed of some sort)?

    Does the display still seem retina or even really clear with text, images, etc. at 'higher scaled resolution' and 'highest scaled resolution'?"

    ---- I've been using a 15" Retina at the maximum scale setting, and this seems no different. It's very crisp, clear, etc as long as the content you are viewing is optimized.

    From my understanding, they double the resolution and then scale down to the native resolution for the two higher versions. This allows the sharpness.
     

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