When I was a teenager, my dream was to get so called Hi-Fi audio system. I knew that some audio systems could generate sounds in the frequency range 20-20000Khz. To have something like this would be like money from home, but those audio systems were too expensive. No, they were unreachable. These days any pair of $10-headphones at Wallmart plays 20-20000Khz. Today, I can afford expensive speakers that deliver crystal clear sound, but there is a little problem: I can’t hear those high-frequency notes any more. Not sure if I ever could.
What all this has to do with today’s Apple announcements of thew new MacBook Pro with the retina display? I won’t feel the difference between the screen quality of my last-year model MacBook Pro and the new one. I’m pretty sure of this because last week I had to buy a new iPad for my wife – her original one broke (half of its screen is permanently pitch black). The new iPad has this retina display and I don’t see much of a difference. But at least the new iPad costs the same as an old one, which is not the case with the new MaBook Pros.
I love Apple’s products. I really do. Each member of my family owns a MacBook Pro and other mobile devices from this great company. But I’m not going to shell out another thousand bucks just to demonstrate my loyalty to Apple.
Can Apple make me exited in the future? Yes they can, and this is what I want:
1. I’d really appreciate if the body temperature of my MacBook Pro would be as close to the temperature of my body as possible. Today, I could cook fry eggs on it.
2. It would be nice if the battery on my MacBook Pro would last during entire the flight from New York to Europe or California. I know, Apple has achieved 7-hour battery life in their labs under certain conditions, where the screen was dimmed, the wifi was off, and they were watching black-and-white silent movies. But I need real 7 hours of work when my quad-core processor is busy.
3. If they’ll manage to fix the temperature, the fans won’t be too loud and during my Skype conversations I’ll be able to use the internal mike without people asking me if I’m sitting in the airplane.
That’s all for now. Am I asking for too much? What MacBook improvements would make you happy?
If you want to see what’s inside of the new MacBook Pro, follow this link at iFixit.com.