3 weeks into my mbp now rumored retina display, Makes me a sad panda.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Trance, May 14, 2012.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    I got a 13' macbook pro and I love it to death. I had no clue what retina display was about till i checked out the comparison of iPad 2 to iPad3 at best buy and the display is nothing less than amazing, anyway the rumor mill is speaking of retina display coming to the mbp!? This is a must have for any mbp fan but I'm sad that my new mbp is nearly a month old and I'm considering replacing it.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Retina has been a topic for a long while. However, it is up to you whether you really need it and if so, sell your new machine and get the newest. Chasing technology though never results in the consumer winning.
  3. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    This has been the rumor for far longer than two weeks, my friend.
  4. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    I feel your pain, it's called buyer's remorse. But how can you be so sure that the next MBP actually will have retina display? It's just a rumor, and we don't even know when it will be released.
  5. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    I would not be down about your purchases.

    First, everything is just a rumor.

    Two, I doubt they will have a Retina display. Now, I would like a Retina display but I remain skeptical give the technical issues behind having a 13", 15, 17" Retina display (GPU bandwidth, battery, manufacturing, etc...). Manufacturing an iPad 3 is much different than a 15" or 17" Retina based MBP.

    Three, you can never have the latest and greatest forever. Newer technology comes down the pipe that will make your purchase obsolete in time.

    Enjoy what you have, look forward to the future, be happy.

  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    You'll feel better with these:

    1) Oh it's a new revision at least you got the one with all the bugs out.
    2) This one is fine the new one probably won't even be that much better
    3) You got a fine machine I got the same one so we're buddies and we both made the right decision
    4) That's ok the one that comes in 2 revisions will be the one that will REALLY be awesome. It just so happens to be the same one that I am going to pick up, so in reality, we're smarter. This next one will be crap.
  7. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
  8. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I doubt there will be a retina display in the Macs.

    iPhones and iPads are one thing; MacBooks and iMacs are limited by current computing technology - And this tech says that only extremely powerful GPUs can run such high resolution screens, and sadly Apple isn't known for putting the best GPUs in their machines.

    Now, the Ivy Bridge processor upgrade and the Intel HD4000 will be worth the upgrade, as well as the rumored thinness.

    Me, personally? I'm waiting for the Broadwell Macbook Pros. 14nm shrink of the future Haswell architecture? Count me in.
  9. StUPoT macrumors member

    May 23, 2011
    Don't worry mate I just got mine nd I'm really happy
    Just think a few years down the line they will be even better :)
  10. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    No longer just a rumour. Apple have confirmed the retina display. Agencies like Bloomberg don't play rumours.

  11. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    "Bill Evans, a spokesman for Cupertino, California-based Apple, declined to comment, while Chuck Mulloy, a spokesman for Intel, referred questions to Apple."

    Doesn't look "confirmed" to me.
  12. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    I will wait and see; if the display`s are "retina" they have to be driven by a stronger GPU and that's going to generate more heat in a physically smaller system.

    I tend to like the last of line Mac`s as in general all the kinks are worked out and they run for several years without any trouble. So personally speaking I have no remorse with my own Late 2011 15" MBP 2.4 i7, and my other last of line Early 2008 15" MBP 2.4 C2D is still running strong four years down the line.

    I don't believe for one second the next generation of MBP will be worse than the present, however I do believe it will take Apple a couple of production cycles to get things right and a couple of revisions to perfect the new design.

    Most importantly the release of a new MBP line will not make your present system redundant, the 2011 machines are highly competent and very powerful, especially the quad cores...
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Rumors of updated mbps has been well more than the last 3 weeks

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