Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 14:45 UTC
Apple The only review that matters - as detailed and in-depth as ever. "I'm giving the MacBook Pro with Retina Display our bronze Editor's Choice award. Making it the first Mac to ever receive one. It would have been a silver had the software story been even stronger (iWork, Mountain Lion, Office and Photoshop being ready at launch would have been a feat worth rewarding). And it would have been a gold had Apple been able to deliver all of that but without sacrificing end-user upgradability." The device has performance issues which Mountain Lion will address (to a degree), but for the rest, AnandTech's review details - without being pro or anti-anything - just how good this new MBP really is. As a sidenote, Windows 8 on the retina display further confirms the classic desktop is dead to Microsoft: it still can't handle high-DPI displays properly. With the desktop going the way of the dodo, why would the company make it so?
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Being on a tech news site, not surprising the majority of us want to "play inside". However, we are most definitely in a very small minority here. Most people I see are scared to even install an Application on their computer! Forget even opening it...

But forget that for a second... User upgradability is really overrated. I've bought so many systems thinking "oh, I'll save some money now on part xyz and upgrade it later", only to find when I need the new piece, I need a lot more new pieces.

You remember a "few years ago" when you thought your parents were old and out to lunch for some of their behaviours? Well, this one is dating us. People buy computers for specific reasons now, not to hack with the hardware. You can still get hardware to hack around (raspberry pi), but don't spend 2k on a notebook and expect to customize the insides of it.

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