Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2012 10:05 PM (in response to A Jungemann)
Just got mine today, the display is gorgeous.
I played around with the different display settings, so far I like the "more space" setting the most on the display. There are a few aftermarket tweaks for the display to get the full resolution, but I don't really suggest them. I tested windows usb drive and the full resolution was extremely small, even up close. So play around with it and see what works out best. Usb 3.0 is just as fast as on my Lenovo W520's and i'm glad they finally added this support to the MBP line. As far as the noise, I can't hear anything (except my Hitachi GDrive), it's truely quiet. I'm really debating switching over to this as my primary machine and retiring my Mac Pro as my main workstation. When I picked it up, there was a guy complaining about the lack of optical drive, which I ignored. Every app I have that comes on DVD/CD has been imaged on my Mac Pro. Three of my Windows workstations lack Optical drives as well. I have a portable USB2.0 slimline dvd drive should I really need it, but so far i've installed everything across the network.
I picked up a Thunderbolt Ethernet adaptor, Cable, and G-Drive. So far i've not been able to use any of them, but i'm assuming everything should be fine upon a reboot (updating Logic Studio). I'll post a follow up should I continue to run into issues.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2012 10:20 PM (in response to Four35ive)
Thunderbolt is good, no issues now.
Safari is definitely the best choice right now for browers. Firefox and Chrome both have visual artifacting, which is not entierly their fault. If you're a Chrome fan, they have the Chrome Canary Builds that have partial retina support now, seems pretty stable. The only thing i've noticed with it is that you can't full screen youtube. Chrome fills the screen, but the video stays in the upper left portion of the display. I'd imagine over the next few weeks both will have updates to support retina better.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2012 10:24 PM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Good Idea Clinton!
For those interested, you can grab the current release here, it's important to note that this is beta software and may not be as reliable as Chromes current release. I've only had minor issues and it's a drastic improvement over the current Chrome release.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
I've tried out the beta release for a while, one simple question here: did anyone notice that the rMBP gets warmer while running chrome canary? I've monitored the temp and while surfing with safari (with multiple tabs, flash videos playing) the GPU temp never reaches over 50'C, basic surfing like checking mails, webpages with no video/audio content would push GPU temp over 55'C or so. Since it is a beta release I think the final version would be much cooler, just hope they add some support to the flash plugin, it really ***** in mac's chrome