Going to look at a display model - what should I compare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by StuMcBill, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    My local Apple retailer has a Retina Model on display, so I was going to go and have a look at it. But I just wondered what I should look at to check the difference between Retina and Non retina apps?

    I have seen the Safari vs Chrome pictures, but I am not sure if I will be able to download anything onto the computer!

    I just want to see how "blurry" non retina is compared to retina!


  2. Summez macrumors member


    Mar 20, 2011
    In my opinion you should also check the responsiveness of the application e.g.
    Loading, closing and general usage. compare this to the non retina Macbook Pro and see which one you prefer (which is faster) Hope this helps.
    Compare non retina apps on a macbook pro (retina) to a macbook pro (non retina) to see which has better performance

    Also applications like google chrome should be optimised for retina over time.
  3. JediSkipdogg macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2009
    I was at an apple store last night and had a Non-Ret directly behind a Retina model and I must say, I couldn't tell the difference. I even happened to find the same photo in iPhoto and brought it up full screen on both and couldn't tell the difference at all. I guess I'm not sure what all the hype is for the Retina display, maybe there is a difference, but just normal usage I couldn't see it.

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