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Dam and I'm about to pull the trigger on Samsung Series 7 with i7 Ivy and GT640 today , if I'd knew i would hold on with selling my old ASUS and waited for that.
If this will be $1400/1500 i will be really mad mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif
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Dam and I'm about to pull the trigger on Samsung Series 7 with i7 Ivy and GT640 today , if I'd knew i would hold on with selling my old ASUS and waited for that.
If this will be $1400/1500 i will be really mad mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

Its $1950
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Its $1950

i assume that is with the gt650. i think there is a cheaper gpu option?

edit: i wonder how big the battery will be on this thing?
Edited by perfectblade - 10/8/12 at 7:07am
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i don't get what you're talking about. when you change "resolution" on the retina, it only changes the size of ui elements not the actual resolution.
if you mean gaming in osx, that is something i would never recommend regardless

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umm i don't know what you're talking about really. yeah i get it is not giving you 2800p of space (and i think this good).
i own a retina and would not imagine really even taking it past the "best for retina" setting (900p?). that is about the right size for me, anything smaller is hard on my eyes. the benefit of the retina is not "i can fit absurd amounts of info on the screen" but the level of crispness. it really only matters for text imo but is very noticeable if you read a lot. it makes the rmbp the ultimate e-reader in a way. it's like the ipad hd level of text cripsness, but on a way bigger screen (though i can see some people preferring the smaller tablet sizes, i much prefer larger screens to read on).
however i also feel like when i turn it up to higher (smaller ui) settings, it ends up looking more pixelated and not as good. it's weird

No, I do know what I am talking about. The confusion here is what I said about "running it at X resolution". You are right with the top post I quoted and that's what I originally meant tongue.gif I'll re-write what I said but I'll do it properly this time.
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The rMBP uses the high PPI for making everything look sharper. The native res is 2880x1800 but Apple recommend you have the scaling so the GUI looks similar to a screen native at 1680x1050 for best results, but the scaling does go up to 1920x1200. I assume they are going to do the same with this Zenbook where they recommend you run the scaling 1600×900.

I know Windows 8 is better optimised for scaling than Windows 7 was.
    
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Lowering the resolution would fix that. no?wth.gif

That's what we're arguing. If you don't lower the resolution, therefore negating the need for a super HD screen, everything will be tiny. What some people here can't understand is that when you set your resolution to 1050p it doesn't make programs that size and everything else stays 1800p like text, it just doesn't work that way. You will not get the same level of crispness as you would. Perfectblade is arguing a ridiculously stupid point and is trying to defend his pride, which he gave up when he spent $2200 on a Mac that he lowers the resolution on, and tell himself it's super crisp even though my old dell 17" has the same resolution.
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That's what we're arguing. If you don't lower the resolution, therefore negating the need for a super HD screen, everything will be tiny. What some people here can't understand is that when you set your resolution to 1050p it doesn't make programs that size and everything else stays 1800p like text, it just doesn't work that way. You will not get the same level of crispness as you would. Perfectblade is arguing a ridiculously stupid point and is trying to defend his pride, which he gave up when he spent $2200 on a Mac that he lowers the resolution on, and tell himself it's super crisp even though my old dell 17" has the same resolution.

you don't understand how scaling works on the rmbp, though to be fair it has been explained in a confusing way so far in this thread.

when you adjust scaling in the rmbp, it doesn't change the resolution, only the size of the ui elements. you can choose more or less space, larger or small ui elements but it is always 2800p.

when i said "900p" i meant that the size of the icons seemed roughly equivalent to 900p.
Edited by perfectblade - 10/8/12 at 8:20am
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you don't understand how scaling works on the rmbp, though to be fair it has been explained in a confusing way so far in this thread.
when you adjust scaling in the rmbp, it doesn't change the resolution, only the size of the ui elements. you can choose more or less space, larger or small ui elements but it is always 2800p.
when i said "900p" i meant that the size of the icons seemed roughly equivalent to 900p.

I think the problem here is that you bought mac and this is OCN.
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I think the problem here is that you bought mac and this is OCN.

just because anyone here has a mac doesnt mean they are a noob at hardware
 
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I think the problem here is that you bought mac and this is OCN.

this asus competitor is $1950. basically i payed $50 more (with education discount it came out to 2k). for a machine with better keyboard (centered, no numpad), better trackpad 16:10 display and 2x the resolution.

the advantage of the asus is you get more storage i guess, but the rmbp wins in a lot of other ways
Edited by perfectblade - 10/8/12 at 11:09am
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I think the problem here is that you bought mac and this is OCN.

Actually quite a few people on OCN are "closet" Mac fans.
    
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