Jim Dalrymple shares his hands-on experiences and thoughts about the new Retina Display MacBook Pro.
Although the resolution changes, it never shows you what resolution the computer is running in. Like most of Apple’s software and hardware, this way of choosing a resolution will probably appeal to a lot more people because it’s not just numbers, but a visual choice.
One concern about the new form factor, screen, and faster CPU's is heat. Jim says it's a non-issue:
I tried to get the MacBook Pro to get hot enough to turn the fans on, but after a few hours of using it, the fans have still not turned on. Or if they have, I haven’t been able to hear them.
I'd like for him to try some video encoding and report the results. If it can do that without heating up, it's likely it'll be able to handle anything.
In fact, Jim says there's no heat at all:
I’ve been doing regular work on the Retina MacBook so far like image editing, writing, email and browsing the Web. I used it on the desk and on my lap and there is no heat coming from the notebook at all. It seems to be a lot like the MacBook Air in that respect.