Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro Boondoggle

Antone Gonsalves:

Only Apple could get away with charging a $400 premium for a feature that no one needs, few people will notice, doesn’t work with most apps, and was not on anyone’s wish list until the company announced it last month.

I guess no one really needs a retina display, but if your eyes are not good enough to notice the difference between the regular and the retina display I would highly recommend making an appointment with an optometrist. And the bit about the retina display being a $400 premium? Here’s Marco Arment:

When each model is equipped with a 2.3 GHz i7, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD — the least-expensive specs available in common between both models — the non-Retina model costs $200 more than the Retina model.