Recent Comments on Ideahttp://www.ideastorm.com/services/xml/_idea_details?name=087700000008ihBAAQ&community=09a3000000007Tl&ideaTitleLink=%2FideaView2013-05-22T02:18:59.694ZAMurderOfCrows commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProAMurderOfCrowshttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000H01hYAARPlease note that the new MBP is using a 15.4, 16:10 form factor. For the love of all things, Dell, i've been hounding you guys for 2 years in various places to get a return to 16:10. LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!HerrKaputt commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProHerrKaputthttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000H01S8AAJThe minimum resolution obviously depends on the size of the screen. The question is better posed in terms of dots-per-inch (DPI):<br><a href="http://www.notebookcheck.net/DPI-Fineness-of-Displays.1310.0.html" target="_blank">http://www.notebookcheck.net/DPI-Fineness-of-Displays.1310.0.html</a><br><br>I would say that, assuming that 16:9 is the format (I prefer 16:10):<br>11-12 inch: 1366x768 is fine; 1280x720 is the bare minimum<br>13-14 inch: 1600x900; <br>15-16 inch: 1920x1080; 1600x900 is the bare minimum<br>17+ inch: doesn't exist, but maybe something like a 16:9 1200p or 1300p display. 1920x1080 is the bare minimum.<br><br>If you do the math, you'll see that these values correspond to a DPI of around 130-135. Use that as a ballpark figure.Cy_J commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProCy_Jhttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000H00yLAARThanks for the continued discussion here. It sounds like the consensus is that a high quality display is desired, a retina display is over and above your needs. I guess the next question would be to ask what you think the minimum resolution should be. Also since scalpel4k has clarified some on the idea we can discuss those requirements a s well.<br><br>scalpel4k - it would be helpful if you could promote your last comment to an Idea Extension. That moves your comment up to a new section just for comments that you feel add value to your idea so we can spot them easier. HerrKaputt commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProHerrKaputthttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000H00CEAAZCy, I looked at that Anandtech link. While there the M11x doesn't come out as bad, the Air still has twice as much contrast.<br><br>And I haven't found yet a comparison of the gamut coverage, which I suspect will also favor the Air.scalpel4k commented on Have a look at the new MacBook Proscalpel4khttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GzzxJAARso, at least there seems some attention now ;-)<br><br>Of course, I would not consider the MBP perfect. So what would be perfect then?<br><br>- good open source Linux hardware support (Windows users should not have any issue with that) - Nvidia is certainly not the best choice.<br><br>- raw speed for compiler runs<br><br>- RAM extensibility for those who run multiple virtual machines - MBP is certainly not perfect in that department<br><br>- ample screen space. 1080p is absolutely crap. When you write code you write text that relates to other text sections a lot, so the more lines you get onto the screen the better. You also need a lot of additional tools at your fingertips, e.g. when debugging, or creating GUIs. I don't say that 2880x1800 is necessary, but with my current WUXGA screen I'd certainly crave for more pixels.<br><br>- it's not so much about retina or not. It's about screen space in a still portable format. 15-16" in my eyes is the best compromise. Speeking of compromises, those who want to play 3D games have to decide whether they need 3M pixels or ultimate speed, so IvyBridge's GPU should be on the menu even for such a highres display.<br><br>- slim and sleak is not the ultimate goal. Rather than having everything soldered to a PCB, add some space for sockets and extra components<br><br>- as a developer I'm not always on the hunt and I'm not constantly working on trains or in Lufthansa lounges. Mobility is some necessary extra feature (you have to go to your customers someday ...) but not the ultimate focus.<br><br>- a pre-installed software stack is completely irrelevant, and I guess that's not really Dell's sweet spot to do software development/deployment<br><br>- choice. There's no one fits all, and developers are/should be technicians who know what is good for them<br><br>btw. I used to live on the (hardware) edge until you stopped offering WUXGA displays! That's more than 3 years ago.Rebel333 commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProRebel333https://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GzuzzAAB<a href="http://www.ideastorm.com/idea2ProfileActivity?v=1339513293119&Id=0037000000zViIxAAK" style="color: rgb(144, 144, 144); " target="_blank">Cy_J</a>:<br><br>2880X1800 probably more what costumers are needs, but good way making influence on people, especially when we are sick of 1366X resolution. So now people can talk about Apple again and will showing interest of their ‘’standard’’ products as well.<br>The most important in a good business is Commitment to Service; make something extraordinary and let people talk about it. This time Apple has done a laptop with Retina display and MSI an A10-4600M + 7970M laptop. These are today’s best IT news and their forums are full with comments.<br>What extraordinary Dell does? Nothing! The premium new Latitudes with 1366X screen, ignoring AMD products, using barely faster Nvidia (5200M) graphics than the standard Intel HD4000 integrated.<br>Cy_J commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProCy_Jhttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GzuqZAARPaulgrins - As the Project Manager for IdeaStorm, part of my role is to guide the community through the site's process for ideas. Asking for clarifications on ideas so they are easier to understand is part of the job. Generalities such as in this idea require clarification to ensure we are truely getting the poster's intent correct. Sometimes I am able to provide quick answers to questions or direct site users to information that is readily available on a topic. Typically "Official Responses" on complex issues are left to the Idea Partners who are experts on particular topics.<br><br>In this instance I am not the best to speak on Dell offering Linux on all systems. I can however direct you back to the home page or this Storm Session for further information on Project Sputnik via the linked blog posts. Paulgrins commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProPaulgrinshttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GzuT5AAJ@Cy_J, any official response to my query on why Project Sputnik has taken so long and why you don't offer OS choices for American customers? It just seems that my comments are consistently ignored when they on on topic as to why Dell has failed to be competitive in the market versus Apple...Cy_J commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProCy_Jhttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GztxlAABThank you for the additional information HerrKaputt. <a href="http://www.anandtech.com/show/5998/macbook-pro-retina-display-analysis" target="_blank">AnandTech</a> seems to have slightly different numbers than those in a comparison article but I see your point. HerrKaputt commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProHerrKaputthttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000Gzu4ZAARCy: I mean the overall quality of the display. Since I don't own either of these machines (though, as you know, I have money burning my pocket for an Alienware...), I can't test them in detail, but I've seen them side-by-side at retail chains and the difference is clear.<br><br>Merely looking at some reviews can explain why this is not just my subjective feeling. Sorry for being brutally honest, but the M11x screen is plain disgusting when compared to the Air's. See these values from notebookcheck.net:<br><br>Display brightness (candela per square meter):<br>M11x: 200<br>Air 11'': 355 (nearly twice as much)<br><br>Black value (cd/m^2)<br>M11x: 1.35<br>Air 11'': 0.56 (less than half as much)<br><br>Contrast:<br>M11x: 150:1<br>Air 11'': 634:1 (more than QUADRUPLE!!)<br><br>Values according to notebookcheck.net:<br><a href="http://www.notebookcheck.net/Alienware-M11x-R3.52257.0.html" target="_blank">http://www.notebookcheck.net/Alienware-M11x-R3.52257.0.html</a><a href="http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Alienware-M11x-R2-Subnotebook.33845.0.html" target="_blank"><br>http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Apple-MacBook-Air-11-Mid-2011-1-6-GHz-128-GB-SSD-Subnotebook.61216.0.html</a><br>Cy_J commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProCy_Jhttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GzssNAARThanks for the additional input.<br><br>HerrKaputt - Do you mean the matching resolution or something else about the display in the 11 inch systems?<br><br>new-delphi - I'm looking forward to reviews to see what kind of effect powering an extra 3 million pixels has on performance and how well heat is handled in such a small frame. <br><br><br>new_delphi commented on Have a look at the new MacBook Pronew_delphihttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GzrUMAAZYou mean the one with <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(248, 248, 243); ">2880 x 1800 Screen? </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(248, 248, 243); ">GeForce GT 650M in supethin body and awesome looking?</span>HerrKaputt commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProHerrKaputthttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GzqKgAAJCy, I don't know what scalpel is thinking, but one thing that Apple definitely does better than Dell/Alienware is getting good screens in their laptops. Compare the screen of an M11x and a 11'' Macbook Air and see for yourself.Cy_J commented on Have a look at the new MacBook ProCy_Jhttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GzpIDAAZCan you further explain why you feel the hardware is superior? scalpel4k commented on Have a look at the new MacBook Proscalpel4khttps://www.salesforce.com/00a7000000GzoraAABObviously I'm just evaluating hardware specs, because the software stack will always be very individual and ever changing. So forget about particular OSes (even obligatory ones) and other software stuff.