Nice additional revenue stream for Apple -- HD makeup! It would mean a whole new sales force to sell it, but I'm sure there could be a demand if the difference is really unflattering! Then there's the matter of plastic surgery to really hide flaws. Apple Plastic Surgery Centers?
"I read one review by a writer who said that after viewing the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, his older MacBook Pro looked less vibrant and like it had a "film" over the display."
That, exactly, has been my concern, and the reason why I haven't stopped at the Apple Store (I have one on my way to any place I have to go in Helsinki). When I saw your Vblog posted I jumped into it. I wanted to see what your opinion was about the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Now you encourage me to go to the Apple Store, and I feel tempted. If my Mac were older I wouldn't doubt for a second. My problem is that my Mac is less than a year old, and knowing myself most likely I am going to love the new Mac, and want to have it, which wouldn't be an issue if the price wouldn't be an issue, you see. :)
I am also sure Web developers are working fast upgrading everything for the Retina Display.
I will let you know if my temptetation leads my nosey nose to the Apple Store.
I suspect many smaller companies don't know the Retina Display will change the look of website graphics. I don't see a Retina Display device showing up in my department anytime soon though I will pitch the idea along with site update suggestions for my design clients. I'm concerned about file size for high resolution graphics. Luckily, I happen to have good Google-fu tonight and have found a nice guide to optimizing for Retina Display.
I think those MacBook Pros with Retina Display are worth a smile, a nod and a realization that they were the future of laptop screens...eventually. As for plunking down hard cash (or cold plastic) for one, that's up to you and your savings account.
With the standard SSD, though, they are very nice, fast machines.
If I'm ever on TV, I might want -- even demand -- HD makeup (as well as extensive plastic surgery!). But I'd draw the line at HD nail polish! (Or any nail polish.)
I wonder how many small companies will even realize that their Websites might look worse on the MacBook Pro with Retina Display or the new iPad. Many probably don't know.
Those who are tech-savvy, though -- like the man I met in the Apple Store -- will see a difference and ask for higher resolution graphics.
Hey -- I just thought of something: As a Web designer, perhaps you'd want to tell your clients about this. It might be more work (i.e., money) for you, and a better looking Website for clients. Of course, you and/or your clients would have to be able to view the sites on retina display devices.
The MacBook Pro with Retina Display is, in some ways, for technology "gourmets." Just as gourmets can appreciate superior taste -- and don't want to settle for less -- so will technology gourmets see the retina display and not want to look at their existing displays.
However, this analogy doesn't carry into the future, because what only technology gourmets have today, regular people will have tomorrow. Only the best smartphones had 720p recording; today, the best have 1080p.
For example, the videos on Internet Evolution are 720p. I think they're fine. But the difference between 720p and 1080p is, to my eyes, significantly better. The future will be 1080p, but these videos require larger files to edit, larger files to store and a longer time to stream with slower connections. In other words, time and money increase.
I read one review by a writer who said that after viewing the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, his older MacBook Pro looked less vibrant and like it had a "film" over the display. For most people, though, the difference in price isn't worth the difference. The regular MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs have excellent screens, as do high-end Windows laptops.
If there's an Apple Store where you live, you might want to take a look.
As screen resoutions increase, I'm sure Web developers will enhance their graphics. In the meantime, MacBook Pro with Retina Display users need to consider the software they use. For example, I would not use Microsoft Office for the Mac until it's upgraded because, as I said, the type is too fuzzy. I'd use Apple's own Pages, which has been upgraded.
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