My biggest complaint about running a 17” display at 1920×1200 resolution is that I still can’t fit the iPad Retina simulator in its entirety. Even with thought the 15” Retina display is physically smaller in size, edge to edge, what you lose in physical size you gain in pixel density.
If you read regularly my blog you’ll have probably read the quoted article, or some mentions to it somewhere on the web in the last week.
Even so I think it’s important to put an accent on the question and ask ourself to really evaluate our purchasing behaviour consequences …
Every time we buy a locked down product containing a non-replaceable battery with a finite cycle count, we’re voicing our opinion on how long our things should last. But is it an informed decision? When you buy something, how often do you really step back and ask how long it should last?
If we want long-lasting products that retain their value, we have to support products that do so.
Today, we choose. If we choose the Retina display over the existing MacBook Pro, the next generation of Mac laptops will likely be less repairable still. When that happens, we won’t be able to blame Apple. We’ll have to blame ourselves.
And finally, after four years of my first – ever – Mac, my new machine has come!
I’ve choosen the MC373T model (USA equivalent is MC373LL), sporting the Intel Core i7 CPU, 4GB of RAM (since 2x4GB modules are still more expensive than I can afford), 7200rpm hard-drive (even if I already had the one mounted on my white MacBook I sell this last christmas) and the Hi-Res 1680-by-1050, glossy display. Also I got the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter and the Apple Remote, since at work I sometime have to deal with keynotes …
Taking the 17″ model would mean changing all my laptop’s bags and have an ExpressCard/34 slot that I – probably- would never use, as it’s happened with all my previous PCMCIA slots.
I’ve finished a couple’ hours ago to migrate my G4 Leopard PowerBook stuff in it and it feels great to have again a performing machine “under the hood”.