Time to buy a new machine for editing. Needing advice please.

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
theswede Veteran Member • Posts: 3,936
Re: Comparing the Retina and non-Retina MBPs

MikeFromMesa wrote:

gdourado wrote:

That would be really helpfull. Thank you!

I have been to the local store where I tested both the Retina and non-Retina MacBook Pros (15" models only) in a limited sort of way. I loaded some photo images and a video and viewed them at several resolutions on the Retina models making sure I paid attention to the quality of the image and the quality of the application controls and print. I then compared the Retina display against the non-Retina display. I don't know how representative my opinions are, but here is what I saw.

The Retina display is IPS and the non-retina is TN. If you're working with photographs you want IPS.

Early 2012 and older iMacs have TN screens (at least the size you're looking at) and late 2012 have IPS.

Unfortunately this did not do much to help me decide which machine to buy.

Macbook Pro Retina, late 2012 iMac or a separate IPS screen with a Mac Mini or hackintosh. Unless you want to spring for the Mac Pro.


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