, giovanni wrote

Being one who really likes high quality images and graphics, I like the concept of retina displays, but what is the cost in term of file size, bandwidth and battery life? I would like to know.

I think the answer to that is 'huge'. Here's an image of the inside of the new Macbook:

Beautifully put together, but if I'm not mistaken, almost half the internal space is taken up by the custom battery cells. That (and the removal of the hard drive and optical disk) is what it takes to keep this machine running for seven hours without a recharge.

Does make you think.