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Bad: no ethernet port, no dvd, price
Comment: for that price and not to even have a box standard ethernet port, is a joke. Ultrabooks have far better specs, so I can't see whats so good about this new apple laptop. Same old Apple giving less and charging more
Good: Most things
Bad: Could have a better GPU, no Kensington lock slot, no LED power display, no "anti-glare" screen option
Comment: I can't actually remember the last time I used the optical drive so I don't know why so many people are bitching about the lack of it. It makes it so deliciously thin! I would miss the LED power display (tiny thing I know) and the security knowing I have the option to tie it down with a Kensington lock. But the reason I won't be upgrading is, as amazing as the screen is, the screen is only in the glossy, mirror form. Therefore I'll be keeping my specced out MBP with the (then higher res) anti-glare screen.
Bad: expensive for that kinda specs
Comment: rubbish laptop when i can get better ones for that price
Good: The amazing screen, the design
Bad: No optical drive , ridiculous price tag!
Comment: Why does everyone seem to bypass the fact that this laptop has no optical drive. Rubbish. I guess I'll have to stick with my windows laptop for now
Bad: No Ethernet
Comment: @JiHo: it's a combi Headphone/Microphone and Line-In (they said it at the presentation)
@billfred: would have been cool
@article: sorry but your brabbeling about webpages beeing small is nonsene - have you even read what the HighDPI mode does?! it enlarges every single pixel to 4 pixels therefore everything non retina beeing default like on the normal MacBook Pro
But if the app is retina capable it can use .5 pixel measures, making the real screen estate available and making everything look crisp
so to conclude:
non-retina: everything is as it was
retina: super sharp and amazing
Good: THE SCREEN? May be??
Bad: DOES NOT HAVE AN AUDIO LINE INPUT!!!
Comment: IT DOES NOT HAVE AN AUDIO LINE INPUT, ONLY HEADPHONES AND MICROPHONE!!!! every video editor, music producer or media designer cannot buy this commercial toy!!! very very bad step APPLE!!!
Comment: I know it's a tiny thing, but I would have liked to see the LED battery monitor to have remained.
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