Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

MacBook Pro with Retina Display - SOON

Apple finally released the new MacBook Pros, and I ordered mine within a few days of the announcement. I used your wonderful donations and my other savings to fund part of it, and made judicious use of Apple’s 0% financing offer, and now my new baby is here! Except that I’m going to let the Apple Geniuses transfer the data from my old work laptop to my new one, so I’ll be handing both of them off in a few short hours.

Since they discontinued my beloved 17″ widescreen model, I got a 15″ MacBook Pro with a Retina Display and I’m hoping that will be clear enough to work in the higher resolutions, so I’m not losing too many pixels with the inches. I’m very much looking forward to the brighter, clearer display, not to mention having eight times the RAM. I mean, Photoshop will still attempt to use all the RAM, all the time, but this way there’s more to go around!

For those who want to know all the specs:

  • 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  • 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 512GB Flash Storage

There’ll be a period of adjustment when I give up some of my old Rosetta applications, since Lion (and Mountain Lion) don’t support the older stuff, but hopefully the transition will be smooth. I’ll be on my (even older, hah) black MacBook while my data transfers, so you won’t be rid of me, but it hasn’t got any of my newer Adobe applications on it, so I’ll be stuck on a few projects until my beloved work machines are returned to me.

Most importantly of all, I’ve named him “Vincent,” as in Price, and also Van Gogh.

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