Never going to buy or use a non-retina Mac again

Discussion in 'iMac' started by c.s., Nov 5, 2014.

  1. c.s. macrumors regular

    c.s.

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    After using the retina iMac exclusively for over a week, I just went back and did a little work using my 27" Apple LED display. After ten minutes I had a headache. Not kidding. I've been ruined. It felt like a bygone era, one I hope to never visit again. The new iMac is that big of a change, at least for me.
     
  2. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    I have had mine 3 days. I suspect I am in the same boat. I am in love with the way text looks.
     
  3. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    I just opened mine last night, and using Microsoft Word for the first time sold me on retina Macs.
     
  4. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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  6. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I was waiting for the Retina iMac for a long time because I needed a desktop machine but just couldn't downgrade to a non-retina display from my 15'' rMBP. I even bought a used 2010 27'' iMac to wait it out but lothed the display so much that I upgraded as soon as the Retina iMacs came out.
     
  7. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Yup. I had my old 30" set up as a second display. After half an hour I disconnected it and put it up for sale. It was like going back to CGA.
     
  8. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    If you've had a rMBP since they came out, you've been in that situation for 2 years now :)
     
  9. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Not the same, though. A tiny 15" screen is never going to be usable as a replacement for a desktop, and although it gave us a taste it wasn't like having 5k of space to play with.
     
  10. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Definitely not the same comparing a desktop. I'm just talking about retina vs non-retina. I know what people are saying about non retina giving a headache after a while. Retina is so pleasant to work on. I said retina lots in this message :D
     
  11. c.s. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly. I've owned the rMBP since 2012 but couldn't enjoy it as much, because I had to plug it into a non-retina 27" display to have a usable workspace for design & video. I hardly used it by itself, except on the road a couple times a year. I'll enjoy the riMac every day, especially the ergonomics of using a desktop with razor-sharp detail. It's amazing.
     
  12. Truthfulie macrumors regular

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    Out of curiosity, are you using your Retina iMac with 5K native resolution? Instead of HiDPI 1440p workspace?
     
  13. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    I alternate between the 3200 (for general browsing and stuff) and 5120 (for working in a specific application, Logic Pro, games, FCPX, Aperture, CAD and so on). If I know my application then the buttons at native resolution are just the right size and out of the way.
     
  14. Steveatesh macrumors regular

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    Im still sitting next to my PC with the iMac next to it. The PC looks atrocious next to it, looking forward to getting bootcamp and Parallels installed so I can pack the PC away altogether.

    To think I sat on the fence waiting so long to make my mind up about Mac or another PC! Mind, I'll enjoy it more when i know what I;m doing!
     
  15. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    After a day or so of using the RiMac, I told myself man... there's not much difference really. And then I powered on my old iMac and was :eek::eek::eek:.

    Yick!
     
  16. w00tini macrumors 6502a

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    I second this thread's point... I cannot look at my 27" ACD now... retina on a huge screen is even more orgasmic than on the iPhone/iPad
     

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