What can you use the Retina display for besides looking at high rez photos?

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  1. Malgrave

    Malgrave Notebook Consultant

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    Really?

    The big win of retina is clear text. Surely this is of interest to people who are going to be doing an awful lot of text processing?
     
  2. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Well, I put a Retina MBP side by side with a standard MBP at our local Apple store, and didn't see a big difference when setting both screens to the same res. But the viewing angles are great as with every IPS screen.
     
  3. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    one word, work
     
  4. masterchef341

    masterchef341 The guy from The Notebook

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    college kids going off to college can have decent budgets for a laptop. a lot of them have (had) jobs in high school with little/no expenses. they could also have parental help. depends on the individual circumstance, of course.
     
  5. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    my first notebook in 2006 was purchased by my father and shared with my sister, since them all my other notebooks have been with my money.

    Granted Im the exception not the rule, counting all the years and degrees Im going non stop in college since 2004
     
  6. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    And there are also those going off to college at the age of 25+ ;)
     
  7. bogatyr

    bogatyr Notebook Evangelist

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    As mentioned:
    Jobs
    Parents
    Older students

    But not mentioned:
    Student loans

    I've known a few people to buy laptops with student loans. Not that I agree with the use, but they aren't my loans.
     
  8. Spiral Man

    Spiral Man Notebook Consultant

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    Well, doesn't Macbook Pros last a lot longer than PC laptops?


    I see the text argument. I need to read A LOT on the laptop. Like ridiculousness, as I am having e-learning courses over the internet. I reckon Ill be ready at minimum 4 hours every day for the next couple of semesters.
     
  9. HLdan

    HLdan Notebook Virtuoso

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    Thank you, I never wanna hear another college student saying they are poor and then talk about buying a Macbook Pro when any laptop can do as far as school.
     
  10. Defengar

    Defengar Notebook Deity

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    No, people going off to college who's parents can afford a MBP out of pocket, either that or their parent will be eating light for a few months...
     
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