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I love my Alienware no doubt, but everytime I work on my grandfather's 17" MBP I get really jealous of the design. Granted, I couldn't do most of what I do now on my Alienware on a MBP w/ OSX, but if I didn't have such performance requirements I'd be all over a new retina MBP.
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2.6gig processor bring on the big guns
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Originally Posted by doomlord52 View Post

Don't bother. He'll keep saying "RETINA! RETINA" regardless of what you post. Apple's got one advantage, which he thinks makes them better than absolutely everything else.

Besides, the macbook makes the worst use of its screen - the OS doesn't even render at 1:1. And then when you force it to render at native, the whole thing catches fire rolleyes.gif

It makes use of it by scaling just like all the phones do right now. I ran mine at max res by forcing it, works fine but is completely unusable due to the size of text. I have mine scaled to 1920x1200 right now and the text (and everything in general that scales) looks way cleaner, just like phones.
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yeah i think the purpose of Retina is for graphics, and not text.

Anyone experience running Windows via bootcamp on a 15" at native? It's hilariously small. You need to scale the UI to readable levels on a Retina , something that OS X does.



imagine trying to read text as large as the text on a dime but from typical viewing distances.

You can adjust the DPI to a custom level. Just set it to 200% or something. That should give you the size of stuff if it were half the rez, but it'll still be at native rez. I'd much prefer bigger font to lower-resolution being stretched. Seriously. What is the point of 2560x1600 or 2880x1800 if you aren't rendering at 1:1. You might as well run a normal screen.
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You can adjust the DPI to a custom level. Just set it to 200% or something. That should give you the size of stuff if it were half the rez, but it'll still be at native rez.

unfortunately turning up dpi may have the result of glitching your games and forcing you to log out and go back the lowest dpi setting. that's how it goes for blizzards games in windows at least-they only work with dpi at lowest setting.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Its still pretty damn expensive and anyone saying otherwise is a loony toon.
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=category_browse&selected_cat=10
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=category_browse&selected_cat=10
Reasonable? I do not consider that a reasonable price for a 15 inch notebook lol
Not enough apparently

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=category_browse&selected_cat=10
You aren't kidding.
I agree, these aren't dell ultrasharp monitors at all. They are the same kind of product that is used on the consumer level not the commercial/industrial level. They are no where near as expensive to make.
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=category_browse&selected_cat=10

And Done.


Mods I don't want this removed just because you dont like I posted the same answer several times that was a weblink. For a pursuit of performance website I find it ironic and a little pathetic that sager isn't mentioned more often than freaking apple. Sager has been building NOTEBOOKS.. almost as long as apple has been in BUSINESS.

Apple 1977
Sager 1984
I'm sorry, but I completely lost it when you claimed that a 12 pound plastic desktop-replacement laptop is better than a thin and light notebook.

It's like saying a Cessna is better than a Lamborghini. headscratch.gif
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Most don't give you that kind of quality customer service / warranty. Last time I had to send one of my Dells in for warranty, I got another one back that looked like someone threw up on it then left it to sit in the warehouse for 2 years. It was absolutely gross. And almost as bad, it took a month to receive the pile of crap after I sent mine in. After calling them and explaining, and emailing pictures, I was fortunate enough to get another replacement, again took over a month, and again looked like a pile of crap.

I've also had to send in one of my Toshibas for repair under warranty, took 3 months. Unlike Dell, they actually fixed the laptop I send in and sent it back in amazing shape ( even replaced the slightly cracked LCD hood ), but it did take forever.

I'll gladly pay the little premium on Apple products to get proper customer support / warranty than go through what I went through with Dell.

First of all, you cannot get a fledged MBP for $1500. Forget it for a rMBP. We are talking double. Right?\

For the most part, both $900 GPUs and MBPs are e-peen statement purchases more often than not. Something to brag about in OCN, or show off in Starbucks, along with a cool sticker to put on your beat-up wheels.

Rarely ppl need that kind of GPU performance. It is for saying that the X title is all-ultra and not 90% ultra 10% RUCRAZY high + FSAA x64.

Still, probably there is more utility to that over a rMBP Even more rarely they need the pros of the MBP - even the weight (I am not compering it with Sager/Clevos). The rMBP as explayed by others, is simply a FSAA mechanism - has little to do with actual content/essence or graphic quality outside clean vector shapes and fonts.

Fact is, there is an amazing number of MBPs out there, and very very few in comparison $900 cards - or even SLI/CFX $450 cards, despite the OCN crowd leaning more towares the GPU fanatics than MBP fanatics making it appear the opposite.
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First of all, you cannot get a fledged MBP for $1500. Forget it for a rMBP. We are talking double. Right?\

For the most part, both $900 GPUs and MBPs are e-peen statement purchases more often than not. Something to brag about in OCN, or show off in Starbucks, along with a cool sticker to put on your beat-up wheels.

Rarely ppl need that kind of GPU performance. It is for saying that the X title is all-ultra and not 90% ultra 10% RUCRAZY high + FSAA x64.

Still, probably there is more utility to that over a rMBP Even more rarely they need the pros of the MBP - even the weight (I am not compering it with Sager/Clevos). The rMBP as explayed by others, is simply a FSAA mechanism - has little to do with actual content/essence or graphic quality outside clean vector shapes and fonts.

Fact is, there is an amazing number of MBPs out there, and very very few in comparison $900 cards - or even SLI/CFX $450 cards, despite the OCN crowd leaning more towares the GPU fanatics than MBP fanatics making it appear the opposite.


you could also say that "retina" smartphones are unnecessary. sure they are not really necessary, but for e-reading purposes it makes a substantial difference
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you could also say that "retina" smartphones are unnecessary. sure they are not really necessary, but for e-reading purposes it makes a substantial difference

that guy should checkout the Apple watch thread, because buying super expensive watches is also really cool too and they're nothing more than a conversation piece.
 
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I love my iPhone 5 more than life itself but macs suck. They are overpriced and use crappy hardware. The ram is soldered to the motherboard for goodness sake. What a joke.
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