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RAID 0 has no parity.
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My point is if you run it at 1050p the text won't be "so much crisper" if you do that at 1800p, and then zoom in 200%, then it will be.

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This!!!! Omg, I've been trying to make this point for the longest time. Doesn't matter if the screen is 1800p, when you run it at a lower resolution just so the screen is actually usable.

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Wrong you lose some space to parity but you dont lose a hole drive. What would be the point of doing a RAID 0 if that was the case? rmbp really has a 2880 x 1800 native res and Apple asks you to run @ 1680 x 1050...really? Would that be sharper? I've ran a high res screen at lower-than-native resolutions and I definatley did not see an improvement in any way.

doh.gif

Do yourselves a favour, go to your local Apple store (if you have one) and use the demo rMBP. You don't have to buy it but you will see what I mean. OSX has been optimized to run way below the native res for sharpness. Much like the iPhone 4 - onwards.
    
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OSX has been optimized to run way below the native res for sharpness. Much like the iPhone 4 - onwards.

Any OS has been optimized for that... Except Windows.

We run OpenSuSE at our school for dummy terminals, and resolution is locked at 1024x768. Screens are 1440x900. You don't notice any lack of sharpness besides the extra large icons and fonts...

Try doing that under Windows. It looks so pathetically terrible it's not even funny.
   
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The cooling design with only a single grill line of vents for cooling looks like it would have a major heat problem if you run the gpu and cpu under any kind of heavy load during intensive applications, and processes.... What a terrible design. They should have added more vents imo. Don't waste your time gaming, or do any other intensive work on that comp without a good laptop cooler.
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Yes it is. The 7660G is around the same level as the GT620M, assuming they are both running at stock speeds.
This!!!! Omg, I've been trying to make this point for the longest time. Doesn't matter if the screen is 1800p, when you run it at a lower resolution just so the screen is actually usable.

Oh well my A10 laptop feel worthless now.
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Oh well my A10 laptop feel worthless now.

Eh?

The HD7660G is equivalent to a GT630.
   
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doh.gif
Do yourselves a favour, go to your local Apple store (if you have one) and use the demo rMBP. You don't have to buy it but you will see what I mean. OSX has been optimized to run way below the native res for sharpness. Much like the iPhone 4 - onwards.

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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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

Then this is what you would have

DSC_7424.jpg

Good luck trying to read "regular" sized fonts.
    
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Then this is what you would have
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Good luck trying to read "regular" sized fonts.

Lowering the resolution would fix that. no?wth.gif
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Then this is what you would have
DSC_7424.jpg
Good luck trying to read "regular" sized fonts.

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
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