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new macbook retina display?

#1punji_styx88Posted 7/30/2012 11:52:22 AM
I really like the feel, quality, and functionality of macbook pros. But I' don't like the new retina display for the fact it makes the gpu work harder, making gaming impossible. Is there a way I could lower the resolution to what older macbooks are set at when playing starcraft 2?

If not, anyone know of a good Windows laptop with similar or better performance and a similar slim form factor... As well as high quality hardware I.e. track pad, keyboqrd etc. I find It hard to find a notebook that is of high quality on every aspect. If the company doesn't skimp on the components, they half ass the keyboard and track pad.
#2Mike_HD2Posted 7/30/2012 11:53:43 AM
From: punji_styx88 | #001
But I' don't like the new retina display for the fact it makes the gpu work harder, making gaming impossible.


Lolwut ?

Even if that was true (which it isn't) you can just lower the resolution to 1440*900 and games will look just fine.
#3DragnfyrPosted 7/30/2012 11:55:45 AM
You don't need to run games at Retina resolution...
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#4anyone6Posted 7/30/2012 11:56:17 AM
punji_styx88 posted...
But I' don't like the new retina display for the fact it makes the gpu work harder, making gaming impossible. Is there a way I could lower the resolution to what older macbooks are set at when playing starcraft 2?


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#5ClouddxPosted 7/30/2012 12:31:39 PM
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#6strongo9Posted 7/30/2012 12:40:09 PM
Why are so many consumers in the market for a laptop so dumb? It's as if they don't kmow how to research and find a good Windows laptop so they fall back on a crappy overpriced Mac.
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#7banished09Posted 7/30/2012 12:42:48 PM
strongo9 posted...
Why are so many consumers in the market for a laptop so dumb? It's as if they don't kmow how to research and find a good Windows laptop so they fall back on a crappy overpriced Mac.


You don't even need to do a lot of research. I got a pretty good laptop for a fine price by searching around websites for about 3 hours total..
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#8gastamanPosted 7/30/2012 12:45:05 PM
strongo9 posted...
Why are so many consumers in the market for a laptop so dumb? It's as if they don't kmow how to research and find a good Windows laptop so they fall back on a crappy overpriced Mac.


Are there really comparable ultrabooks for purchase for a much lower price tag???
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#9punji_styx88(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2012 2:38:09 PM
Well macs do come with Free software. And I know for a fact they are built well. For Windows laptops I'd need confirmation that the one I'm going to get is of high quality build. I don't see any really decent notebooks for any cheaper that have a similar form factor. If you know of one, then by all means help me out and make a suggestion. Plus most windows notebooks don't last.more than 3 hours off the charger. Also finding a good one under 5 lbs is hard too unless u skimp on performance.
#10animanganimePosted 7/30/2012 3:32:51 PM
I don't think you can find anything with the same thickness or thinner but outperform the 2012 rMacbook Pro though TC. Even if you take the high res screen away there is nothing comparable outside on this side of the fence just yet. You can find faster one and cheaper but it will definitely be thicker and heavier.
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