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    MacBook Pro Retina Display vs Standard Daiplay

    I am upgrading my 5 year old MBP, and am considering a Retina dislpay model. Can anyone with experience with Retina display comment on the "real world" differences and advantages (or disadvantages)? I am aware of the lack of FW ports, and I am OK with that. Thanks.

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    Re: MacBook Pro Retina Display vs Standard Daiplay

    The new one is wicked fast with all solid state memory and storage, plus the retina screen is incredible for photographs.
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    Re: MacBook Pro Retina Display vs Standard Daiplay

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    The new one is wicked fast with all solid state memory and storage, plus the retina screen is incredible for photographs.
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    Couldn't agree more. The speed of the MacBook Pro Retina Display model is so much faster that you'll notice it immediately. And the Retina Display itself is simply stunning. I upgraded from a MacBook Pro with an anti-glare screen and was concerned that the Retina Display screen would be too reflective. It's not a problem at all.

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    Re: MacBook Pro Retina Display vs Standard Daiplay

    Just for balance i went with the standard screen. One reason i am connected to a 30 inch monitor most of the time anyway so it would be somewhat a waste the other reason is i can change my drives out and add a drive in the optical bay. So main drive is a OWC 6G 240gb SSD which does read/write over 500mg. Also i put a 1 tb drive in the optical bay which gives me a OS backup and also storage. Depends on your needs really.
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    Re: MacBook Pro Retina Display vs Standard Daiplay

    Thanks for all of your comments... much to think about. One more question: Can Retina display be calibrated like a regular MBP display? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sc_john View Post
    Thanks for all of your comments... much to think about. One more question: Can Retina display be calibrated like a regular MBP display? Thanks.

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    Re: MacBook Pro Retina Display vs Standard Daiplay

    How do you find the color gamut..etc of the Retina display compared to other displays? Specifically the iMac/other Apple displays?
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    Re: MacBook Pro Retina Display vs Standard Daiplay

    For the Gamut of the MacBook Pro Retina 15" you can start here:

    Color Gamut of Retina Display MacBook Pro | CDTobie's Photo Blog

    More Information here from Lloyd Chambers Macintosh Performance Guide:

    MPG - Apple MacBook Pro Retina Quad-Core (June 2012) - 2012 MacBook Pro Retina

    Macintosh Performance Guide: Articles & Reviews

    And at AnandTech by Anand Lal Shimpi

    AnandTech - The next-gen MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

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