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post #2986 of 4017
one concern about the MBP Retina - all of the internal parts are basically sealed in and cannot be changed, even the battery.

This has me worried.
post #2987 of 4017
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

one concern about the MBP Retina - all of the internal parts are basically sealed in and cannot be changed, even the battery.

This has me worried.


This has been the norm for the Air for years and Apple's moving all it's computing products towards this. The 15 inch Retina is also like this. Same goes with it's phones and tablets. I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you need a new battery or a part fixed they can take care of it at the store for you.
post #2988 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

This has been the norm for the Air for years and Apple's moving all it's computing products towards this. The 15 inch Retina is also like this. Same goes with it's phones and tablets. I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you need a new battery or a part fixed they can take care of it at the store for you.

Bothers me more because it means I have to pay the ridiculous manufacturer costs associated w/ RAM/HDD upgrades (I say manufacturer as everyone does this, not just Apple, but with other manufacturers I can at least replace the stuff myself).
post #2989 of 4017
Photoshop performance doesn't depend on the GPU. For PS work, get the fastest CPU with lots of cores, tons of memory (more than the 16 GB that MBPs have), and very fast and large disk arrays. RAID-0 SSDs connected to a fast bus are good choices.

On the other hand, GPUs can help video editing, but not because they're graphical processors. High-end video editors like FCPX and Adobe Premiere can use GPUs as extra computation devices to accelerate video editing by offloading rendering computation to them. Video editing machines are basically tricked-out gaming PCs with very large and fast disk arrays.
post #2990 of 4017
I have never figured out how to use photoshop. So confusing.
post #2991 of 4017
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

Photoshop performance doesn't depend on the GPU. For PS work, get the fastest CPU with lots of cores, tons of memory (more than the 16 GB that MBPs have), and very fast and large disk arrays. RAID-0 SSDs connected to a fast bus are good choices.


My understanding has been that Photoshop can take advantage of a system's GPU for enhanced performance.

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cs6-gpu-faq.html#mercury

Now, I don't use the program nearly as much as I used to so I don't know how important these gains really are. This goes more so for the lower-end discrete GPU's typically included in a laptop and in this you may have a good point on it not being of great benefit here.
post #2992 of 4017
Yes, that is true, but actual tests have not shown much, if any, performance gains:

http://macperformanceguide.com/PhotoshopCS5-performance-gpu.html

Maybe things have improved in CS6?

Anyway, the big problem with PS is memory usage, especially with the high megapixel cameras in use today. You're going to run into memory and disk speed limits before computation limits.
post #2993 of 4017

Not sure what the big deal is. I'm pretty happy with my current Apple laptop.

 

 

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post #2994 of 4017
LTE is faster than my internet connection at home. I am curious, is it wise to cancel my internet connection and just tether my computer and netflix from my phone? How many GB would I need to subscribe to in order to watch, let's say one HD movie a day approximately?
post #2995 of 4017
you'd blow thru your allotment very quickly that way, i do believe.
post #2996 of 4017
Damn. I really want to stick it do the cable company bad. They suck.
post #2997 of 4017
time warner cable makes the MTA look like a well mantained force for good.
post #2998 of 4017
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

one concern about the MBP Retina - all of the internal parts are basically sealed in and cannot be changed, even the battery.
This has me worried.

I wasn't worried because I felt 8 gb of RAM is more than enough for my uses (i.e. Photoshop; no video editing), so it's not like I would upgrade the RAM anyway. The SSD is replaceable, albeit with a proprietary module. The battery is $200 to replace outside of warranty, which isn't a dealbreaker.
post #2999 of 4017
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

time warner cable makes the MTA look like a well mantained force for good.

They are making you lease modems now. Well, I just bought one, so fuck you, Time Warner.
post #3000 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

you'd blow thru your allotment very quickly that way, i do believe.


Yup. I tested this on my iPad 3 with LTE. Blew through a gig of data in a week and a half. Did my normal web surfing, light streaming video and occasional tethering to my old Macbook. I was honestly shocked at how fast it was gone as I didn't think anything was that data intensive.
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