Asked by Anonymous
So I actually did mean to write “13-inch” instead of “15-inch” there. Unfortunately, 15 Things isn’t editable.
But, thinking about it, if I were to pack all that stuff, having the 15-inch may be nice as my only computer given the extra screen real estate and how much bigger it would be than the other devices on me. But yes, generally speaking, I like and use the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro more than the 15-inch simply because it’s more portable.
Production has begun of a 2,560-by-1,600 pixel density display that will land on a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET.
As always, I’m skeptical of anything analysts say with regard to Apple, but this *sounds* right. I know a lot of people are waiting for a retina MacBook Air, but my guess is that will have to wait until next year. For now, the retina screen makes perfect sense as a “Pro” feature.
Seeing as the (baseline) 15-inch Retina MBP is $400 more than then non-Retina variety, let’s guess that a 13-inch Retina would be $300 more than the non-Retina variety (slightly less for the smaller screen). That would put it at a nice $1,499 price. Right in between the $1,199 non-Retina 13-inch MBP and the $1,799 non-Retina 15-inch MBP.
Including the built-in Retina display, the new 2012 MacBook Pro 15″ can run four displays at their native resolution.
Cannot wait for those Retina Cinema Displays…
Nico Weber, Software Engineer and “Chief Apple Polisher” of Google Chrome:
You always want Chrome to look great, no matter what device you’re using. Apple recently announced a new laptop with a Retina high-resolution screen, and we’re committed to polishing Chrome until it shines on that machine.
They say it will be a few weeks until it makes the main build. As a happy user of Chrome, this is much appreciated.
Rob Sheridan has curated a few MacBook Pro Retina-ready NASA images. Perfect desktop backgrounds.
Great overview by Marco Arment of the effectiveness of the new fan system inside the Retina MacBook Pro.
Google has already pushed out a Canary (read: extremely beta) version of Chrome that fixes the text rendering issues on the new Retina MacBook Pro. That was fast.
Is someone suggesting we’re one step away from murder?
Great overview of the new Retina display on the MacBook Pro by Anand Lai Shimpi. Of note:
Here Google appears to be using their own text rendering to an offscreen canvas, bypassing Apple’s default text rendering/scaling APIs. Chrome’s offscreen render doesn’t appear to be Retina Display aware, and thus you get the mess you see above. It’s usable, but it’s a significant enough difference for me to drop Chrome and use Safari until it gets worked out. And I really like Chrome.
I’m in the exact same boat. Other apps like Twitter for Mac and Sparrow need to update ASAP as well, they’re basically unusable with that awful text rendering.
Fully loaded with a 2.7GHz Quad-core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 768GB Flash HD will set you back $3,749.00.
Worth every penny.