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post #91 of 194
Slightly OT: I run a MacBook 10.5.8 and want to use Apple tv to watch routed external HD movies (non-iTunes etc) on my (non-wifi) HD tv. With the Mountain Lion upgrade permit this w/o any further software installs/manipulations etc? cheers.
post #92 of 194
If your hardware can run it smoothly, you should be good to go.
post #93 of 194
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If your hardware can run it smoothly, you should be good to go.

cheers
post #94 of 194
thinking about biting on a 15" MBP w/ retina.
post #95 of 194
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thinking about biting on a 15" MBP w/ retina.

what do you need it for? i found that MBA w/8gigs of ram was what i needed, also 2199 vs 1199 is a huge difference
post #96 of 194
Thinking about getting a 13" MBP Retina just so I don't have to fucking hear the jet engine inside my MBA every time I stream Netflix.

In all seriousness though, I can't wait for the MBA Retina to come out.
post #97 of 194
the screen is pretty.




the wife is an architect, and having the perfectly clean lines is nice, but I'd be the one using it 98% of the time and I like pretty things. Price isn't much of a consideration here.
post #98 of 194
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Thinking about getting a 13" MBP Retina just so I don't have to fucking hear the jet engine inside my MBA every time I stream Netflix.

originally I wanted the 13", but the lame storage capacity in the base 13" and the upgraded video processor in the 15" made the price difference quite negligible and worth it to me.
post #99 of 194
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originally I wanted the 13", but the lame storage capacity in the base 13" and the upgraded video processor in the 15" made the price difference quite negligible and worth it to me.

sounds like you know what your doing.

fyi, MBA is powerful enough for development, i develop a little on it and a good friend whom is an engineer swears by it and he has a 1 year older model than mine
post #100 of 194
i don't care about most of the features, or speeds, or price - but my one concern is the fact that all of the parts are basically bolted together, so if something clunks out it'll be expesive to fix. Battery is $199 (which strikes me as expensive, but perhaps I'm wrong).
post #101 of 194
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originally I wanted the 13", but the lame storage capacity in the base 13" and the upgraded video processor in the 15" made the price difference quite negligible and worth it to me.

yeah, i couldn't believe they didn't slap in a dedicated GPU in there.

critical flaw -- especially for a laptop that will require increased graphics processing for EVERYTHING it'll do (when you're using retina resolution settings).

re: storage capacity -- 256 gb is plenty for me.

when do you guys think apple will release a 13" MBA with retina, a dedicated GPU, and decent battery life? 2 years from now? laugh.gif
post #102 of 194
256 gb is what I'm looking for, my old regular MB had like 128 and over time it filled up quickly.

The base 13" MBP Retina has 128, but to bump that up to 256 brings it within $200 of the 15" which has the GPU and the bigger screen. Yep, I'm gonna pay that $200 since the size/weight is not really any issue with me.
post #103 of 194
The GPU will only make a difference when you play games or use specialized apps that depend on the GPU (eg. Adobe Premiere or After Effects). For driving the Retina display, the CPU (not GPU) is the limiting factor for either the 15- or 13-inch MBP, because of the scaling algorithms Apple is using to make the Retina display act like a smaller display. Scrolling through complicated websites like Facebook is where you will see Retina on either MBP slow down a lot.

Anyway, pick the laptop based on screen size, CPUs, etc. but the dedicated GPU in the 15-incher only matters for games or certain apps.
post #104 of 194
good insight, thank you
post #105 of 194
The reviews I have read disagree. Lack of dedicated GPU is hampering performance on the 15 inch version. Performance seems to slug because of it. I would be cautious to spend that kind of cash on a rig that may be laggy on a website like Facebook.
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