Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display First Look Discussion

Discussion in 'Notebook News and Reviews' started by J.R. Nelson, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. ajreynol

    ajreynol Notebook Virtuoso

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    considering that my 17" (February) 2011 MBP's battery is still at 98% life...

    ...I'm not gonna worry about that.
     
  2. Pseudorandom

    Pseudorandom Notebook Evangelist

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    How many charge cycles is that battery?

    The built in li-poly batteries do tend to last a lot longer than normal batteries, but I don't really see 98% after 500-1000 cycles (a year and a half of 1 to 2 cycle/day) being possible. That tells me you either don't use your computer much or enjoy being chained to a wall.

    As for the complaints about it being $200 to replace. Unless that doesn't include the battery itself, its actually isn't all that bad. An X220 9 cell direct from Lenovo costs a good $170.
     
  3. MSGaldenzi

    MSGaldenzi Notebook Deity

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    Anyone know if the screen has gorilla glass?
     
  4. J.R. Nelson

    J.R. Nelson Minister of Awesome

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    Nope. It doesn't have extra glass in front of the display at all.
     
  5. daydream95

    daydream95 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Eh, its gimmicky to me. I wanted to get a 17 eventhough the've been discont.. I'll stick with that original plan.
     
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