Would You Rather be Ahead of the Curve or Behind the Times?

John Saddington:

It’s been one full workday with the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display and my initial reactions are matching quite nicely with my expectations that I shared in this post a few weeks ago.

It’s got style, class, and enough power to do anything that I need it to do (and then some). Of course, it does such simple things as  publishing and word processing and the like, but that’s not why you buy one of these things, right?

I’ll admit that there have been a few disappointments, the biggest one being the fact that only browser that renders cleanly is Safari – the other two major players, Chrome and Firefox, still haven’t released publicly their production-ready builds. You can download the developer version which works but most people aren’t capable of doing that.

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display is ahead of the curve. Apple has made the way for third party developers to update their apps to work well with Retina display technology, but it’s to be expected that it may take a few months, or even seasons, for developers to catch up with Retina support in Mac apps.

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