The new Retina MacBook Pro (MBP) seems perfect for most common users. Is the Retina worthy the cost you pay? Lets have a quick look at Retina MBP display specs.
Retina MBP allows user to set resolution. Even you decrease the resolution to the same level of last year’s high-res panel MBP, the Retina display can makes the picture more beautiful. It looks like Apple renders the screen at twice the selected resolution before scaling it to fit the 2880 x 1800 panel before scaling.
It looks like Apple actually renders the screen at twice the selected resolution before scaling it to fit the 2880 x 1800 panel (in other words, at 1920 x 1200 Apple is rendering everything at 3840 x 2400 (!) before scaling – this is likely where the perf impact is seen, but I’m trying to find a way to quantify that now).
The following pictures is under 1440 x 900 resolution:
Retina MBP adopted MBA design. This creates fewer reflections as it did not have any cover glass and instead hid the LCD panel behind a bezel. But the display is Unfixable and you need to change the whole display assembly after LCD broken.
As to the display specifications, black and contrast are both improved. Brightness is decreased.
The ultrahigh resolution is definitely affected gaming experience. Even Retina MBP added a middle level Discrete graphics, it can not support Diablo III under 2880 x 1800 resolution. The Discrete graphics is not so powerful to support this ultrahigh resolution display. You can get Retina MBP from $2194.