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Just an FYI for those that will be concerned about resolution vs. graphics performance, keep in mind the high DPI (resolution) virtually eliminates the need for antialiasing. With a higher level GPU, these will still 'game' well, even though that's not what these machines will be built for.

Not really, jaggies foliage and transparent objects still shimmer and look like crap, these NEED some AA no matter what the resolution..
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I hope they use the design in those images in the source. I don't like the shape of the MBA which is what was rumored the next gen MBP would look like.
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About time. If I were to spend £800 and up on a laptop I expect more than 1366x768.

They already are...

13" MBP = 1280x800
15" MBP = 1440x900 (upgradable to 1680x1050)
17" MBP = 1920x1200
    
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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.
The rumour said they were coming with flash storage, not that they were dumping hard drives. It's probably in addition to it. That aside you can pickup an adaptor if you need the ethernet port.
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Not really, jaggies foliage and transparent objects still shimmer and look like crap, these NEED some AA no matter what the resolution..
They shimmer much, much less. You need less AA.
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I hope they use the design in those images in the source. I don't like the shape of the MBA which is what was rumored the next gen MBP would look like.
Another rumour came by dismissing that rumour. Hopefully that one's true haha lol.
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The rumour said they were coming with flash storage, not that they were dumping hard drives. It's probably in addition to it. That aside you can pickup an adaptor if you need the ethernet port.
They shimmer much, much less. You need less AA.
Another rumour came by dismissing that rumour. Hopefully that one's true haha lol.

I think he meant superdrive..

and we all know that adaptors are not even close speed wise to a regular ethernet port.

I still don't get Apple war on optical drives, isn't the MAS profitable enough?
 
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Put HDMI already Apple. mad.gif
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I like the MDP/TB and adapters, it lets me use any format I encounter with out having to have it native.
 
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Oh yeah I thought that, but I meant... isn't the HD 4000 graphics in the desktop processors running at a higher clock speed?

I think they're higher, but the mobile HD 3000 can still play Skyrim on high settings with good frame rates. The mobile HD 4000 will be that much better
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I think he meant superdrive..
and we all know that adaptors are not even close speed wise to a regular ethernet port.
I still don't get Apple war on optical drives, isn't the MAS profitable enough?

There isn't really much of a need for optical drives these days. People only really use them to watch DVDs/Blu-Rays or to install old programs that aren't available for download. I personally haven't used an optical drive for 5 years. Also Apple was the first computer company to stop putting floppy drives in their computers, a load of other computer companies stopped using floppy drives a short while after that.
    
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There isn't really much of a need for optical drives these days. People only really use them to watch DVDs/Blu-Rays or to install old programs that aren't available for download. I personally haven't used an optical drive for 5 years. Also Apple was the first computer company to stop putting floppy drives in their computers, a load of other computer companies stopped using floppy drives a short while after that.

I think you're in the majority, but in the hack I just built I used all my optical bays..When I order my Mac Pro a few years back I ordered the extra optical too..

I don't use them so much to install software more to burn movies and such..
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Put HDMI already Apple. mad.gif

Lol HDMI is SOOO 2010 tongue.gif

On a serious note though, DP & Thunderbolt are much better.
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