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Apple today unveiled an all-new 15-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a stunning Retina display with over 5 million pixels, all-flash storage architecture, and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. Measuring a mere 0.71 inch high and weighing only 4.46 pounds, the completely redesigned MacBook Pro is the lightest MacBook Pro ever and nearly as thin as a MacBook Air. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available through the Apple Online Store and Apple Retail Stores, starting at $2,229 (Cdn).

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Its an amazing day!

... Worth a shot haha.
 

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Do local Apple stores do custom builds or can that only be done online?
 

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I ordered one 3 hours after the Keynote, and my shipping estimate is 7-10 days. So much for "Ships Today". I'm travelling right now, but I get back on Saturday. If I can get it at a retail store then, I may do that and cancel my online order.
 

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CIOs Beware: New Macbook Pro Will Be a Bandwidth Hog

CIOs with loose bring-your-own-device policies might find their corporate networks clogged should employees bring the just-announced Macbook Pro computers to work.

Introduced at Apple’s developer conference Monday, the new Macbook Pro is fitted with a Retina display, whose resolution of 2880-by-1800 pixels packed into a 15.4-inch screen is the crispest screen for a computer yet, clearer than Apple’s newest iPad.

But it may also wreak havoc on CIOs’ networks and connectivity budgets — better quality displays require more network bandwidth, which allows users to increase data consumption. Consider that experts told CIO Journal earlier this year that the new iPad, which includes a Retina display of 2048-by-1536 resolution with 3.1 million pixels, would slow enterprise networks to a crawl and increase data costs from carriers. Now imagine how a Macbook with 5.1 million pixels — two million more than the new iPad — will increase data traffic in office networks.

CIOs would do well to monitor network usage and make sure their employees aren’t watching too much high-definition content on YouTube and other data-hungry websites. CIOs whose policies for content consumption are lax must be prepared to increase bandwidth. Another option might be for CIOs to require workers who want to bring their own high-powered devices to the office to bring their own bandwidth as well. At the very least, CIOs might want to follow the lead of companies such as Google, which give employees a monthly “bill” for the IT services that they consume, and make the usage a matter of record throughout the company.
CIOS Beware: New Macbook Pro Will Be a Bandwidth Hog - The CIO Report - WSJ
 

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Given the tear-down findings for the new Retina MacBook, looks like it is a very cool device to have, at least for the 2-3 years before an OS update comes out that leaves it behind, or the battery dies. What will they make beautiful computers from when all the precious resources get used up in 10 years after 4-5 cycles of this? Why can't we have computers that last 10 years?
 

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Wow, what a stupid article. Just about every current device on the market is capable of downloading/streaming HD content. It's not like there's anything higher than 1080p anyway, certainly NOTHING yet available to make use of the extra pixels on the so-called 'retina display' MacBook Pro.

lol, "better quality displays require more network bandwidth".... classic.....


EDIT: Looks like it's already been edited/corrected. What a dumbass (the writer, not you SINC.. :)).
 

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eaton centre had some on friday morning for like 11 seconds. last i heard they are now telling people 3-4 weeks.
 

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eaton centre had some on friday morning for like 11 seconds. last i heard they are now telling people 3-4 weeks.
Yah its a long wait now. I ordered a 2.6 model with the 512 gig flash drive and upgraded the ram to 16 weeks. Long wait for a computer, but thats what you go through I guess ordered when its just released.
 

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The Ottawa Apple Store has some on the weekend, but all were with the bilingual keyboard. I considered getting one there, but I would have sacrificed the 16GB RAM. Mine ended up shipping on Saturday morning, so I'm just waiting for that now. It's supposed to arrive Wednesday (it's a base model with 16GB upgrade)
 

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One issue I was wondering about has been answered and it is a good thing for the vision challenged

The program is called SetResX, and it is a free menu bar program that allows you to set your Retina MBP display to a number of desktop resolutions, including:

• 2880 x 1800
• 2560 x 1600
• 2048 x 1200
• 1680 x 1050
• 1440 x 900 (no HiDPI)
• 1280 x 800
• 1024 x 768
• 800 x 600
• 640 x 480

This Is What A Retina MacBook Pro Desktop Looks Like At 2880 x 1800 | Cult of Mac | Digg Topnews

This means those with vision issues will be able to get a reasonably crisp screen ( 4 times better than non-retina displays ) at the lower resolutions to suit their vision needs.
 

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They had some in stock over at Newmarket, right up until closing (when I bought the last one there). I grabbed 2.6 GHz,512GB one. Looking forward to get FCP going on it.
 

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Given the tear-down findings for the new Retina MacBook, looks like it is a very cool device to have, at least for the 2-3 years before an OS update comes out that leaves it behind, or the battery dies. What will they make beautiful computers from when all the precious resources get used up in 10 years after 4-5 cycles of this? Why can't we have computers that last 10 years?
Hmmm the ancient LC is 17 years old and the eMac is 8. The average age thus being 12 and a half years. Both still do everything they could do at the time they were purchased and at a speed a good deal faster than me.

What it comes down to is this. If your needs remain static your computer will last until it fails. If they evolve, as Systems and applications advance to meet hardware improvements, then you will need to update your hardware much more frequently.

Obviously Games and Video are the two areas of interest that drive most home users into purchasing the latest and greatest.
 
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