rMBP am I the only one?

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

  1. calaverasgrande, Jul 18, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Yeah theres definetly a difference between the RMP and standard 1400x900
  3. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
  4. wanton789 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    I'm sorry

    I'm sorry but sir or ma'am you are losin your vision. It is really quite insane what it looks like..
  5. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Put it side by side with a lesser display and you'll see the difference.
  6. mcfinch macrumors member

    May 14, 2010
    There is a difference. It shows most when looking at text.
  7. RVspidey macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2012
    there is a clear difference, try go to a website with some text.
  8. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    And ignore all the fuzzy images on the retina display.
  9. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    major difference. You have to have decent eyesight or wear reading glasses to appreciate it fully I would think.

    Everything is much clearer. It's rather pleasant. But as with all these types of things, it's relative for most people.

    Then again, if your on it many hours a day you owe it to yourself to check it out at home, for a good demo.
  10. clumeng macrumors member

    May 14, 2010
    If you haven't yet check out the amazing full res desktop pictures at:

    I bought the package of them and WOW - that's the best way to show off the screen - if you aren't blown away by those images you must be blind.
  11. avalys macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2004
    If you cannot see the difference in every single piece of text on the screen, you definitely need to have your eyes checked.
  12. joec1101 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    Yes! You are the only one....

    Just like the iPad3 vs iPad2, the difference is NIGHT and DAY
  13. RVspidey macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2012
    We are talking about retina display, not the lack of support from images that websites upload.

    With text, its easy to spot the difference.
  14. No Regrets macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2011
    It seems as everyone notices the differences when looking at text. But, what about when looking at photos from perhaps dpreview forum or from your camera's memory card?
  15. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I compared the rMBP and the cMBP at the apple store and could clearly tell the difference. It's like an iPhone 3gs vs an iPhone 4
  16. Aodhan macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    You really need to see them side by side. Particularly on web sites that have been updated for Retina, or applications that have been updated. Look at the text. The difference will be immediately obvious to you. Text on the Retina is... amazing.
  17. houkouonchi macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2005
    Maybe its already there. I know once you hit that stage you will need reading glasses while using a computer if you want to get any type of benefit from the retina display or use any high resolution displays.
  18. Sahee macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2012
    As good as the screen of the Retina-Macbook is, its still full of glare. I directly compared both, the Zenbook and the Retina-Macbook at a local store and came to the conclusion that the Zenbook has the better screen. It has 170DPI and is Anti-Glare, I could not encounter any pixels, even when I was directly infront of the display panel... there is nothing more that could be achieved.
  19. theAXEDhead, Jul 19, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012

    theAXEDhead macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    Look on the bright side

    Well, if you need to upgrade, at least you know that you might as well go with the cMBP, where you can save some money (though only for the lower spec model).

    Personally the difference to me is quite stunning, and I have only played with it in store for a few hours. Where it really took my breath away was on photos, particularly something with some really nice bokeh in, totally, totally amazing.
  20. AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
    I agree with the OP somewhat. The difference is clearly there but it's not earthshattering. I was more impressed with the form factor of the Retina than the display. Perhaps that's because I grew up on wobbly wavy green CRTs driven by Hercules cards. So all modern screens look beautiful to me...
  21. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    Some people are just more visual than others, I think. I'm blown away by it...
  22. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    how is the lack of support from web images NOT about retina display?
    you can't just ignore it unless you don't care about images at all.
  23. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I see quite a difference in the crispness of the text when using safari on the rmbp vs. if I opt for an external monitor.
  24. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    Day and night difference, even if you're scaling to non native resolutions.
  25. iRyu macrumors regular

    May 22, 2010
    troll much? lol. the difference is like distance between earth and sun

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