Originally Posted by andrews2547
Does this mean if I look at my iPhone 3G screen from around 2 metres away that makes it a retina display?
No, but it does mean you'll not be able to see the pixels like on a retina display. It's just like standing a meter back from your HDTV playing 720p content, and then standing four meters back. The point of the retina display, is you can view it at a normal viewing distance.
Originally Posted by bojinglebells
its pretty ironic how Apple is something of a resolution pioneer, yet the GPUs they provide with their systems are barely powerful enough for just basic 2D acceleration on standard computer resolutions
To be honest, the GPUs they use lately are quite powerful.
Originally Posted by guitarmageddon88
This x 100. Unless I drop 5 grand on an apple, I dont think theres much past pong, tetris, and chess that apple can graphically do well.
For an I7, 8gb of 1333 ram, and 6970m 2gb card its pushing 3 grand.
Cut the i7, leave it at 4GB of RAM, and 2GB VRAM and it's barely over 2k. Plus, next refresh is not too far off, so say hello to Ivy Bridge and the 7970M 2GB
My base 2011 iMac w/ a i5 2400S 2.5GHz and a 6750M 512MB can do Skyrim on high at 25 FPS at 1080p. The Witcher 2, about 20-25 FPS at 720p, that's hardly pong