I don't understand..

Cinematographer

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I do. :)

Have been considering replacing my 2007 iMac with an new machine for some time now. Retina and my order will be placed by Monday evening.
 
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leadfeather89

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Do pictures not look flush and smooth on iMacs and Apple Laptops without the retina display?

I guess my perspective is narrow since I don't do any editing.. but..

I can see the difference like an inch away from my screen, but from a foot, it looks the same.

so much hype..
 
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Scrapula

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Because they just want the latest and greatest, never mind that you won't be able to tell the difference on a 27" display compared to the current model. I won't pay extra money for it.
 
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New Apple

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i guess it's a mix of reasons

there is people using CURRENT apple products with a resolution of
1440 by 900 , there is a little group of people who might need it for eyes-graphics reasons (someone will reply), there is a lot more looking for the greatest possible

Apple knows that putting Retina on an iMac 2011 27'' is just cool than a real need (like for example an SSD, needed)
if i had a macbookpro, i would 'almost' require it
with a new iMac 27 i am fine as it is (more than hd)
 
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leadfeather89

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Because they just want the latest and greatest, never mind that you won't be able to tell the difference on a 27" display compared to the current model. I won't pay extra money for it.
If the new iMacs come with retina display without a price increase, that's wonderful. I am totally all for it (I'll forget it's retina display after about 5 seconds).

If the new iMacs come without retina display without a price increase, that's wonderful. I am totally all for it (I won't be butthurt that it's not retina display).

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putting Retina on an iMac 2011 27'' is just cool than a real need
This.
 
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iMcLovin

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retina display on small monitors I dont understand. If I could get a 32" iMac with retina display (or larger), then that´s one step further to my dream machine. It would be a huge display right in front of my eyes, and even if I would only use a small part of the screen for a program such photoshop it would still be sharp and big enough - that´s one step closer to a minority report computer, were you have a large display in front of your eyes and you can just shuffle things around as you please and have multiple stuff running at once. ....that would a perfect iMac :)
 
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forty2j

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retina display on small monitors I dont understand. If I could get a 32" iMac with retina display (or larger), then that´s one step further to my dream machine. It would be a huge display right in front of my eyes, and even if I would only use a small part of the screen for a program such photoshop it would still be sharp and big enough - that´s one step closer to a minority report computer, were you have a large display in front of your eyes and you can just shuffle things around as you please and have multiple stuff running at once. ....that would a perfect iMac :)
The typical viewing distance for a 32" screen would be... (calculating...) 48" away. At that distance for this screen, I believe 1080p is Retina.

Now if you enjoy looking at only part of a screen at a time, well, I can't help you there. :p
 
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