Damn it...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blow45, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. blow45 macrumors 68000

    Jan 18, 2011
    All criticisms of the lags in the rmbp. Once you see the screen, it's really, really hard to go back...

    Btw, anyone think the contrast though is not up to scratch. I wasn't too impressed with it to be honest.
  2. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    Told you you had to see this for yourself. It's pretty stunning, plus Safari is blazing fast for all scrolling now. I still detect some stutter in Mission Control though, on the ML GM, Base Model in Best for Retina mode.

    Nothing to fuss about given all the rest.
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    I must have bad eyes

    Both the ipad 3 and rmbp did not blow me away with their screens and imo, are vastly overhyped
  4. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    Agreed on the MBP. I can definitely tell the difference between my 3 and my 2. But I don't see a huge advantage of the Retina MBP over a standard 17".
  5. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009

    Same here ... I can't tell much of a difference between the HR 15" and rMBP...

    The iPad 2 --> iPad 3 transition is a different story..
  6. blow45 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 18, 2011
    you were right, it blew me away as I expected it would.

    There were a bunch of other people in the store and the apple sales guy going it's just a better screen. I turned round and I said, do you have any clue what it takes to pack so many pixels in this? I used to have t221 and look at this slim laptop screen doing it now. I put the old pro next to the retina, there's simply no comparison in the text. Now my imacs, my air, my mini with one of the highest res monitors available, all look like a big blur...

    Damn it apple, here I am, soon to be ordering a rev. 1 product again...

    of course I understand how to some people it might not make such a difference I guess it's a matter of how sensitive one's eyes are or something.

    Having said that I wasn't that impressed with contrast, and MS office doesn't look just bad, it looks absolutely appalling. If retina support is pushed to 2013 or something, we are royally screwed.
  7. flipnap macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2012
    my eyes are bad and the difference between the retina and regular is night and day... in fact once i used retina on the ipad nothings ever been the same.. i bought and returned a cMBP because the screen looked so bad it burned my eyes.. i was depressed every time i opened the screen. the rMBP is like looking at a dye sublimation print. I cannot for the life of me figure out how anyone couldnt see the diffference
  8. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    I didn't think you'd pull the tricker on the rev 1, and you are definitely right, MS Office, and iWork for that matter, are borderline unusable. Even TextEdit with it's Retina ability is god awful. There is so much promise in this machine, but a lot to be annoyed with. Let's hope for speedy updates to iWork and Office. And let's hope your criticisms of ML aren't too apt. :)
  9. huythanhv2 macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2010
    IMO the rentina thingy is "blurrier" from

    iPhone (very easy to spot the difference) -> iPad (hmm) -> MacBook (hard to spot the difference)
  10. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    Wow, my experience is very different. My Retina MacBook Pro on the best for Retina setting is as good as the iphone 4 and better than the ipad 3, even though the ipad 3 is good. Often text can be small on the ipad 3, and even the iphone 4, that's never been an issue for me on the RMBP.

    So, in short and to sum, this is the biggest leap in screen technology I've ever seen. More significant than the iphone and ipad transitions. But hey, don't take my word for it, go see for yourselves. Maybe my eyes are idiosyncratic.

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