From @rlauraya: How is the speed?
Macworld Lab is running our full suite of benchmarks, so we hope to have hard numbers soon. Subjectively speaking, the laptop feels quite snappy, and I haven’t experienced any performance issues, like unexpected slowdowns or sluggishness.
From @fraying: Is the little battery level indicator on the side gone, too?
The Retina MacBook Pro does not have a battery level indicator, like the one found on the side of the regular MacBook Pro. It’s not as convenient, but you’ll have to rely on the battery status in the menu bar.
From @reppep: Please confirm MagSafe 2 chargers fit old MagSafe laptops directly.
MagSafe 2 and MagSafe chargers do not fit into each other’s connectors—you can’t plug in a MagSafe 2 adapter into a MagSafe plug, and vice versa. If you want to use a old MagSafe adapter with the Retina MacBook Pro (or the MacBook Air, which uses MagSafe 2), you’ll need a $10 MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter.
From @bleifus: Is it my imagination or did the 17-inch MacBook Pro dissappear yesterday?
It is not your imagination. It’s true, the 17-inch model joins the MacBook, Newton, and other products in Apple’s graveyard. Long live the 17-inch MacBook Pro!
Roman Loyola is a Macworld senior editor who used to be devoted to his 17-inch MacBook Pro.