I love the new Retina MacBook Pros, I really do. Ever since Apple introduced the MacBook Air and the Retina display on the iPhone 4, I truly believed this was the next logical step in the evolution of laptops. Everything about the new rMBPs is truly amazing, but one thing I can't believe is that Apple stuck with the old 16:10 aspect ratio for the screen. I know Apple has always been a step or two behind PC manufacturers when it comes to adopting new technology standards (USB 3.0, anyone?). But 16:9 has already been the standard for years, regardless of whether you like it or not. And it's not like Apple is insisting on a 16:10 ratio because they're clearly making the move to 16:9 in all their non-iOS products. Back in 2009, the iMacs were redesigned with a 16:9 display. MBAs are also 16:9. Even the new Apple Cinema Display is in 16:9 ratio. But the MBPs continue to sport 16:10. Why? I understand that the aluminum unibody enclosure was a breakthrough for Apple. Unlike some people, I don't mind at all that the MBP form factor has been the same since 2008 because I think it's perfect the way it is and I honestly wouldn't know how Apple could change it to make it better. I also understand that tweaking those huge industrial machines cost a substantial amount of money. That's why I put up with the MBP's 16:10 ratio and the low-resolution of the 13" model all these years. But now that Apple is introducing the rMBP as the future of the MacBook, and they took the effort to redesign the chassis so it's slimmer, rearranged the ports, and dug out some ventilation slots, would it have been so hard to also change the screen to 16:9? For all the talk of pixel for pixel HD rendering and however many pixels the new Retina display has over 1080p Full HD, they should have made the screen an HD ratio. After all, everything else in Apple's lineup already is. I know the 16:10 or 16:9 is a very minor difference and something you wouldn't even notice if you don't consciously think about it. I'm just disappointed about this laziness on Apple's part because the rMBP's form factor is going to be the same for the next couple of years, which means we'll once again be stuck with 16:10 until the next redesign. Nothing "future" about that. ---------- It should be 16:10 in the title. Typo.