ltcommander.data, on 11 June 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:
Anand said that Apple is now integrating the display into the unibody allowing them to remove the cover glass. So I guess they've returned to old glossy, like how glossy Macbook Pro screens were before they went Unibody. It's interesting how adding the cover glass was a major new feature when it was introduced with the Unibody design and now removing the glass is also a major new feature with Apple claiming 75% reduction in glare and reflection. I guess it's always win-win.
Leave it to the PR department to paint everything in rosy colours...
It seems like Apple is getting lazy on the hardware front, reusing existing chassis designs as much as possible. ... The new Retina MacBook Pro introduces a new thinner MagSafe connector which Apple didn't cleanly transition to the new standard by adding it across the notebook lineup not even similarly thin MacBook Air since that would require modifying the chassis.
I believe they didn't change the standard MBP chassis at all because these are the last MBPs with that design. I think they are going to replace all MacBook Pro models with the new, all Flash memory, no optical drive and no Firewire design in the medium term. Just as you mentioned: that's the same way they handled the transition to the unibody design back in 2008/2009. First, only the 15" MBP had this design, 17" and 13" followed suit later. Whether all these models will have a Retina display remains to be seen (especially depending on whether the Intel HD 4000 a potential 13" model will be limited to could handle this resolution well). At least it seems that isn't much of a cost factor: the Retina display does not appear to be the most costly part of the new MBPs (the Flash memory is).
I think in the long run, the MacBook Air will also see a redesign, featuring MagSafe 2 and
probably Retina displays.
Sneaky Snake, on 11 June 2012 - 06:39 PM, said:
The difference between the pro and the iPad though is that you can choose your resolution on the MBP. When your gaming you can set it at 1440x900, and it will look entirely native.
Oddly enough, 1440x900 is not listed
as supported scaled resolution by Apple:
Supported resolutions: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels
What the hell...?