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#6 - xunzi (06/16/2012) [-]
As much as I despise Apple, you really have to hand it to them with this design. Yes, it looks like just every other MacBook Pro ever made, but the resolution is insane. Across that 15" screen, they've managed to pack a resolution of 2880 by 1800. For all you tech-heads out there, you should know just how insane this really is. Inb4 I get thumbed down like crazy for supporting all of Apple, you have to realize that I'm really not. I simply find it amazing how they get such a sharp resolution, as I am a huge graphics junkie. I do not support Apple in its entirety, though.
#214 to #6 - jinkazama (06/17/2012) [-]
Have you ever set your laptop to max resolution and thought " **** thats blurry"? Then the new macbook is for you!
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#100 to #6 - johnwins (06/17/2012) [-]
I had the new ipad with the retina display, and the resolution on it is so damn good. Way better than the ipad 1 and 2.
User avatar #99 to #6 - Cooey (06/17/2012) [-]
I don't see the point in the resolution, my current monitor looks amazing as it is with only 1920 x 1080.
#177 to #99 - xunzi (06/17/2012) [-]
I feel ya. I have a 1920 x 1200 monitor, and it's amazing. But That's across 25.5". On this new MacBook Pro display, it's 2880 x 1800 across 15", which is 220ppi. That's actually a really, REALLY crisp image. It' might just be person taste though ^_^

Thumb for you anyways.
User avatar #233 to #177 - Cooey (06/18/2012) [-]
Admittedly, I'd probably notice the difference if I had my monitor and the new MBP side by side, but other than that, I don't really notice pixels on my current monitor. :P
User avatar #191 to #177 - SognaVetr (06/17/2012) [-]
can you imagine how small your average website will look like. The main content is often 960px to 1200px width. SO that about 33% of your monitor. 33% of 15" = 5". Good luck reading.
#225 to #191 - xunzi (06/17/2012) [-]
It's called scaling lol. I have it on my current monitor. It's scaled to 140% because I sit about 5' away from it.

Pic related, it's another shot of my setup.
#231 to #225 - Cooey (06/18/2012) [-]
Nice setup. This is my battlestation.
#232 to #231 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
Oh, sweet man. I'll be getting a new one soon. Completely new computer, too.
User avatar #234 to #232 - Cooey (06/18/2012) [-]
Forgot to post the specs:
Graphics card: Radeon HD 6850 1GB
Hard drive: 1 TB HDD
Processor: Intel quad-core i7 960 3.2 GHZ
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Casing: Thermaltake Black Overseer RX-i
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Power supply: Corsair TX850 (850w)
#235 to #234 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
Niice. My current specs are nothing too special:

CPU: Intel Pentium D Dual Core E2180 (2GHz)
GPU: Radeon HD 5670 1GB
HDD: 500GB @7200rpm
Motherboard: Foxxconn G33MO2
Case: Dell Vostro 400 OEM (Not standard; slightly modified and purchased to replace previous case)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Power supply: Dell 350W OEM PSU
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User avatar #236 to #235 - Cooey (06/18/2012) [-]
I'd say all you need to upgrade is the RAM and the Processor to have better computing power, but then again, that might mean a new motherboard, too.
#239 to #236 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
The computer I am currently building will have the following specs:

CPU: Intel i7-3930K Six-Core @3.2GHz (3.8GHz on Turbo)
GPU: Dual 670 GTX (2GB each) in SLI
RAM: 16GB DDR3 (PC3-1600) RAM
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Fatal1ty Champion Series
Hard Drive: 2TB 6.0GB/s HDD @ 7200RPM
Solid State Drive: 128GB 6.0GB/s SSD
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: ASUS X79 Sabertooth (TUF Thermal)
Power Supply: Corsair HX1050 1,050W Modular PSU
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Case
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 Liquid Cooler
Disk Drive: ASUS x14 Blu-ray burner
#240 to #239 - Cooey (06/18/2012) [-]
That gave me a boner.
#242 to #240 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
Hell yeah, lol. I can't ******* wait for it to be finished. The total price will be a little under $3,000 :/
User avatar #243 to #242 - Cooey (06/18/2012) [-]
I got my rig for just under $1500 AU, so it was kind of a budget PC. :P Still pretty good for that budget, though!
#245 to #243 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
Yep! I had to drop it down quite a bit though. Originally I threw in a 690 GTX, but that was $200 more than dual 670 GTXs, and two 670 GTXs in SLI actually have the same performance as a single 690 GTX, so I just went with the SLI setup. I also originally intended to have a triple-monitor setup, but that would have been over a thousand more to do with the monitors I chose, so I just decided I would keep my current Samsung T260HD and my secondary monitor.
#238 to #236 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
Well you see, I purchased this PC from Dell as a pre-built back in the summer of 2007, and I've overhauled it a LOT. I can't get any higher CPU without upgrading the motherboard, and I COULD get 8GB of RAM total, but I'm putting all my money towards the rig I am currently building. I chose the Radeon 5670 because it requires no external power to run, so I could keep the same power supply as opposed to spending extra on it. I've also tweaked it a LOT, as I can run games like Crysis, Just Cause 2, and more on maximum settings at 1920 by 1200 without lag. Yes, it could be a HELL of a lot better, but I won't be using it for gaming much once I finish my work-in-progress rig.
User avatar #241 to #238 - Cooey (06/18/2012) [-]
I see. Pre-build computer's usually aren't any good anyway. What I noticed is that the cable management is always a mess.
#249 to #241 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
It's gonne be insane. :)
User avatar #250 to #249 - Cooey (06/18/2012) [-]
Indeed, the only thing I couldn't do is the water cooling. I heard it's a bitch to install, and I just don't trust water around my electronics.. I'm just too worried that there would be a leak and it would go all over my computer and my carpet, and possible leak onto the bottom floor. But then again, I am obviously over exaggerating.
#251 to #250 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
Well, it's not actually literally water, but rather a non-conductive fluid. That being said, you could have it spill out onto your motherboard and you'd still be fine. I find that amazing.
User avatar #252 to #251 - Cooey (06/19/2012) [-]
#248 to #241 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
Water cooling ^_^
#247 to #241 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
And the side panel is a nice feature.

Another size reference is shown here too, with my phone (Droid X2) on top of the computer. The Droid X2 has a 4.3" screen, so it's a pretty massive phone.
#246 to #241 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
Also, the inside of the new case is quite sexy.
#244 to #241 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
Agreed. I purchased it as my first desktop, and back then I didn't know too much about computers, so I ordered a slim case. A few years later, I realized you can't really fit anything in a slim case, so I did some searching and bought a cheap OEM case that fits the same motherboard, as Dell made the rear I/O plate for the motherboard a solid thing. Now I have a full-height case, but I am looking into moving up to a bigger case.

For reference, here is a size comparison. My current computer (smaller) is on the right, and the case for the new computer is on the left.
User avatar #227 to #225 - SognaVetr (06/17/2012) [-]
then everything looks pixelated fast. Almost all sites are still designed for resolutions around 1024x768 to 1680x1040
#228 to #227 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
True, but a lot of sites are vectorised. ONCE MORE, I am not referring to how it functions, the price, or anything energy-related. I am ONLY focusing on the facet that a company managed to pack such a high resolution in a small space. That is all.
User avatar #229 to #228 - SognaVetr (06/18/2012) [-]
you cant use vector images for websites. only gif, jpg, png and bmp. But i understand what you're saying. the resolution itself is impressive. i... just don't like Apple lol
#230 to #229 - xunzi (06/18/2012) [-]
...I don't mean the whole site is vectorised, I mean the images and text that make it up are able to scale to an extent to accommodate various site sizes. I have a 1920 x 1200 monitor, and all the sites that I browse with it at 100% look just fine.

And yes, I share your hatred for Apple as well. I had to drop $2,000 on a MacBook Pro for school in 2009. Now, the logic board (motherboard) is broken and won't detect any sort of internal drive or device, and a new one costs about $500. Some **** .
User avatar #97 to #6 - failtolawl (06/17/2012) [-]
I seriously would never consider paying 2k for a resolution that is a fraction of mine is now. (4320X900 for 300 dollars)
#179 to #97 - xunzi (06/17/2012) [-]
Well that's with three 1440 by 900 monitors. So while you have a good resolution across three displays, this monitor does a good resolution across a single display.
User avatar #218 to #179 - failtolawl (06/17/2012) [-]
but it's twice the price of my entire set up.
#224 to #218 - xunzi (06/17/2012) [-]
...We're talking about resolutions here, not setups... Lol.


Link related, it's my build.
#85 to #6 - exrflarion (06/17/2012) [-]
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I'm learning something here...
User avatar #123 to #85 - lostfaux (06/17/2012) [-]
The only problem is that insane price of $2,199
User avatar #194 to #123 - hemming (06/17/2012) [-]
If you do some searching you can find them really cheap.
I bought mine which had been totaled, but the guy i got it from had restored everything inside it and the cover didn't have a single scratch, the condition on it was good enough to be sold like new in a store.
I gave $700 for it. (I live in Denmark)
And just bought a brand new Macbook Air for my girlfriend for $1000 which is half of what they cost stores here in Denmark.
#81 to #6 - anon (06/17/2012) [-]
Have fun playing farmville in that high-ass resolution.
User avatar #46 to #6 - Faz (06/17/2012) [-]
No matter how good an apple product is you can always find a product just as good from a different company for usually 2/3 of the price but to be honest if i had a lot of money i too would buy iPads or iPhones just because of brand over quality but since i do not have a lot of money im forced to shop around a little which has lead to me finding much better products.
#47 to #46 - xunzi (06/17/2012) [-]
I'm not talking about anything of Apple's creation other than the resolution. I HATE Apple. The focus of this whole thread is the insanely high resolution of this 15" screen. NOT the quality of Apple's products or the price or anything like that.
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#44 to #40 - xunzi (06/17/2012) [-]
Yeah, they're great for phot editing, as the screen resolution comes close to most standard D-SLR image resolutions.
#206 to #44 - anon (06/17/2012) [-]
Just a tip: You don't put a comma before 'as' (think of it as 'because')
#217 to #206 - xunzi (06/17/2012) [-]
#29 to #6 - anon (06/16/2012) [-]
originpc . com
#23 to #6 - anon (06/16/2012) [-]
Well if I ever find their screen supplier, I'm buying one of the screens, I don't care if I can't get it to work with my computers/laptops, I'll find a way.
User avatar #30 to #23 - SognaVetr (06/16/2012) [-]
Samsung is Apple's screen provider. I'm not even lying.
#43 to #30 - xunzi (06/17/2012) [-]
Yep, I saw that. I have a T260HD as my primary monitor. I had to open up my ex's MacBook to repair the screen, and sure enough it has "Samsung" branded across the side. I thought that was pretty cool, I'm a big fan of Samsung.

Pic related, it's my setup.
#24 to #23 - xunzi (06/16/2012) [-]
#7 to #6 - anon (06/16/2012) [-]
They are also putting in a crazy graphics card, so I've heard. I read an article on like ABC or something.
#8 to #7 - xunzi (06/16/2012) [-]
Yeah, it's an nVidia GeForce 650M. Crazy **** right there.
User avatar #36 to #8 - webclaw (06/17/2012) [-]
... They're gonna have fun with that having to be underclocked so it can run at an acceptable heat level.
#42 to #36 - xunzi (06/17/2012) [-]
Very true.
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