Every night I am reminded just how incredible the rMBP's display is

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theSeb, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. theSeb macrumors 604

    theSeb

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    Poole, England
    #1
    I tend to be out and about and use my MBA during the day normally. Every night, without fail, I am genuinely surprised how crisp and beautiful things look on the rMBP. Even just browsing this forum using Safari is like a day and night experience. The only thing that could cause me buyer's remorse is if Apple released an iMac with a similar display, because I feel that a desktop is more useful for me.
     
  2. Pagga macrumors 6502

    Pagga

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Location:
    Closer to the Artic circle than I like to be
    #2
    I agree. You can´t exaggerate the importance of screen quality. It´s nothing less than a small revolution in the computer world. Once you´ve experienced it, the old ways seem impossible ...
     
  3. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    #3
    Yes, sorry, it's just "normal" now. My (previously) lovely Dell 30" monitor is just ordinary and blocky -- suitable for the nuts and bolts of reading text on a computer screen, but no fun any more.
     
  4. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

    pgiguere1

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    #4
    I'm still waiting for mine. This kind of post makes me really impatient. :p
     
  5. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    #5
    I'm looking forward to the technology coming to external monitors. The rMBP is great but I'm so used to the "desktop style" docking setup when I'm back at home base, and my external monitors looks just depressing now after using the retina :(.
     
  6. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

    theSeb

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    Poole, England
    #6
    Yes, working on my 24" Dell 2412 and 24" ACD is just not the same now. Damn you, Apple.
     
  7. voidpresence macrumors member

    voidpresence

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Location:
    east coast, USA
    #7
    possible regret

    Mine's coming Friday (if FedEx is to be believed), and my fear is that my current displays with look like garbage, which will be a problem because my desktop will still be my main computer.

    ah well, the price we pay...(literally and figuratively)
     
  8. minnus macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    #8
    I think I'm doing it wrong... there is not a 'night and day' difference for me when switching from my rMBP to my 27" IPS display.
     
  9. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

    MacGurl111

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Location:
    Seattle
    #9
    So true. This is the reason why I am selling my 2010 iMac. I'll miss it but don't want to use it anymore.
     
  10. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

    theSeb

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    Poole, England
    #10
    You're probably holding it wrong.
     
  11. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    Nowhere
    #11
    What sucks about getting used to the rMBP is you start to hate anything else that's not a high-res display.
     
  12. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

    Southernboyj

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Location:
    Mobile, AL
    #12
    That fact that every other display looks horrible after using the rMBP, isn't a bad thing. It just shows that those 1080P monitors we once thought were the best out there, have now been 1 upped.
     
  13. Fortimir macrumors 6502a

    Fortimir

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2007
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    #13
    It's a viewing-distance thing for me.

    I have no issues going back and forth between my 27" iMac and MBPr. They both look great.
     
  14. jcpb macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    #14
    The viewing angles on the MBPR makes me happy I didn't get a cMBP this year.
     
  15. dkimxd macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    #15
    the thread title led me to believe you were gonna say something about watching porn.
     
  16. Spicedham macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    #16
    Its true. After using the retina screen going back to all other screens look fuzzy and blurry
     
  17. sofianito macrumors 65816

    sofianito

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Location:
    Spain
    #17
    I understand you. With that much glare during the day, it is better to use it at night :D
     
  18. gokart mozart macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    #18
    You'll have a retina replacement for that available for purchase within a year, I'd guess. Maybe not this fall's rumored refresh, but I'd be surprised if a retina iMac doesn't hit at next year's WWDC.
     
  19. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Location:
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    #19
    I'm all over with my Air during the day too and work on my rMBP at nights. The retina display is stunning indeed.

    We're looking to buy some TBD's but I'm going to wait until an rTBD arrives :)
     
  20. RVspidey macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    #20
    well, i think if Apple released an iMac retina (which probably will happen some day) .. they are most likely gonna release some kind of thunderbolt display with retina as well (maybe you will have to use both T-Bolt ports idno)
     
  21. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    Nowhere
    #21
    1080p is not going away anytime soon.

    1080p is a television standard.

    rMBP uses a non-Standard computer resolution.

    DVI was capable of doing 2560x1600 long before HDMI and 1080p.
     
  22. derangedcow macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    #22
    If FedEx is to be believed, you will get it by tomorrow :)
     
  23. wanton789 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    #23
    Can these threads get re-directed to a different sub section, may I suggest rMBP Discussions.... or rMBPraise or rMBP... f it
     
  24. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    #24
    Unless all you're doing is reading text and running the 5-6 programs that are actually retina friendly, everything on the RMBP is fuzzy and blurry.
     
  25. M87 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    #25
    Many of the apps many people use most regularly are already updated like Safari, Chrome, iTunes, iPhoto, etc. It's only a matter of time for others to follow. And the ones that do support it look absolutely amazing. If you think unsupported apps look bad on the Retina, EVERYTHING looks like that on the non-retina displays, and no update will ever change that.
     

Share This Page