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Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post

...if only IPS and 120Hz could also be thrown in there...

Rumors indicate that the retina Macbooks could be using Sharp's IGZO displays. That's the probably only way to do retina resolutions without astronomical costs or ridiculously oversized batteries.

It's hard to say how good IGZO's color quality and viewing angles are, but if Apple were originally going to use the panels in the iPad 3, then they should be as good as IPS panels.
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That's good to know as that's what we'll be getting in the MacBook Air and likely the 13 inch MacBook Pro as well. Is that for desktop CPUs or mobile CPUs though?
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Mobile. All mobile processors ship with HD 4000 graphics.

I wouldn't mind a discrete option if its >HD 4000 graphics for the 13" Air. The Asus UX32VD is shipping with discrete graphics(GT 620m), but its barely faster than the HD 4000.
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I don't understand the motive behind this. The only thing that matters is the angle of a person's field of view a pixel takes up. Current monitors already meet the qualifications for "retina" baca use of viewing distance, so why go higher res?
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Mobile. All mobile processors ship with HD 4000 graphics.

I wouldn't mind a discrete option if its >HD 4000 graphics for the 13" Air. The Asus UX32VD is shipping with discrete graphics(GT 620m), but its barely faster than the HD 4000.
Oh yeah I thought that, but I meant... isn't the HD 4000 graphics in the desktop processors running at a higher clock speed?
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I don't understand the motive behind this. The only thing that matters is the angle of a person's field of view a pixel takes up. Current monitors already meet the qualifications for "retina" baca use of viewing distance, so why go higher res?
I think you'll notice an improvement at a normal viewing distance, and aliasing will be much less noticeable with a higher pixel density. We'll see soon enough I guess. (I think it's pretty safe to say that if there was little to no benefit Apple wouldn't be proceeding, I'm just excited for this in games... biggrin.gif)
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I don't understand the motive behind this. The only thing that matters is the angle of a person's field of view a pixel takes up. Current monitors already meet the qualifications for "retina" baca use of viewing distance, so why go higher res?

Because people don't sit 5 feet away from their laptop?
    
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No one seems to mention that its also rumored that they cut the Ethernet port and the disk drive to make the new model thinner. Apple is once again putting form over function. If I wanted a laptop that was thin and had no disk drive I would get an ultrabook, not a 15" laptop.
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No one seems to mention that its also rumored that they cut the Ethernet port and the disk drive to make the new model thinner. Apple is once again putting form over function. If I wanted a laptop that was thin and had no disk drive I would get an ultrabook, not a 15" laptop.

This.... at 15 inches. I think the MBP is already thin enough there is Thin ans just so thin it feels like a toy and fragile.

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This.... at 15 inches. I think the MBP is already thin enough there is Thin ans just so thin it feels like a toy and fragile.
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MBP are one of the most solid laptops on the market. Solid aluminum.

Can't say the same for cheap plastic Windows based laptops. Which is usually what toys are made of, plastic.
 
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In all honesty, all you gain from a slightly sharper image is a battery drainage that is horrific.

This is Apple we're talking about here. They'd move their entire Mac line to single-core ARM processors before they'd let anything touch the battery life.

In any case, the "thin, flash-memory, retina MBPs" story has been corroborated by several sources, including Bloomberg and The Verge, so I'm highly excited about this step forward.

Given the performance of Apple's current SoCs, there is no doubt that any typical Apple user will need the performance behind a i7/hd4000 (or better) anyways. They can easily shift and no one would notice. Those so called musicians, artists, etc., that claim the macbook has a magical force that does editing such topics better can be accomplished by GPU acceleration in a fair amount of time (given if Apple starts supporting openCL/VL well) given what "demanding" work they currently think they do.

So yeah, it is doable and possible. Switching to Apple's current SoCs would be a practical move to a non-practical move.
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What's weird is that my old alienware has a 1440 x 900 screen, which I am upgrading to 1920 x 1200 soon. It's like notebook manufacturers have taken a step back. it's very, very rare to find a 1920 x 1200 notebook these days, and mine was built in 2005. I think the 1366 x 768 screens came about because of the chase for a cheaper laptop during recent years.
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