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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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15" rMBP, who uses retina resolution?

Hey,

I am curious how many of you uses native retina resolution on 15" rMBP.

90% of the time, i use my rMBP with 1920x1200. What's your favorite resolution for your rMBP?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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I don't have one, but it seems like you would have to squint a lot. Don't see what the point of making everything smaller is, especially if you can't read it.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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At my desk 1920x1200
On the couch 1440x900
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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I don't have one, but it seems like you would have to squint a lot. Don't see what the point of making everything smaller is, especially if you can't read it.
I'm using 1920x1200 right now and no squinting needed. Unless your talking about the native retina resolution, go educate your self on that.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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1440x900 all the time
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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If you're young with good eyes (like me) 2880 x 1800 is doable. I used it when I had my rMBP.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:10 PM   #7
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Aren't all of the scaled resolutions 'Retina'?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:11 PM   #8
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HiDPI 1680x1050
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:02 PM   #9
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I use 1920x1200 100% of the time. I tried even going to full 2880x1800, which is doable, but it does strain my eyes a bit if I'm not wearing my glasses. At least I know whenever I need that space I could use it.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:07 PM   #10
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I'm usually at 1920x1200 but sometimes I do switch over to 2880x1800 which is actually fine and the extra real estate is awesome.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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Just switched to 1900 x 1200 after reading this thread. WoW so much more screen real estate!!

What is the benefit of using 1400x900??(retina suggested)
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:48 PM   #12
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Max resolution when using the retins screen in the field.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:54 PM   #13
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Just switched to 1900 x 1200 after reading this thread. WoW so much more screen real estate!!

What is the benefit of using 1400x900??(retina suggested)
Obviously not everything is shrunken down (I wouldn't call making everything smaller "more screen real estate") and you don't get as much performance loss as the higher hidpi resolutions.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:19 PM   #14
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Haven't touched it.....what's the default? (New Mac user here)
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:56 PM   #15
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1920 for more estate. Its just so good when you come from a 13 mbp!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:22 PM   #16
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Generally run in 1440x900 (love the sharpness and I like being able to view pictures without "throwing away" pixels). Occasionally I run 2880x1800 when using a non-Retina application like Acrobat.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:09 AM   #17
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1680x1050

I can't read on 1900X1200 and zooming in for every website is just annoying.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:13 AM   #18
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If you're young with good eyes (like me) 2880 x 1800 is doable. I used it when I had my rMBP.
How do you like your Macbook Air compared to your previous rMBP?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:17 AM   #19
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Mine was always on 2880x1800. Had a script that enabled it upon login so I never ran mine on anything else.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:43 AM   #20
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1440x900 all the time
then why did you buy a retina display, if you are not using the retina resolution?
if you switch to 1900x1200, is it still retina? i am new to this
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:06 AM   #21
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2880 x 1800 most time, but after long days I switch to 1920x1200

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then why did you buy a retina display, if you are not using the retina resolution?
if you switch to 1900x1200, is it still retina? i am new to this
1920x1200 is still retina (scaled HiDPI mode), 2880x1800 is no more (retina) HiDPI mode
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:14 AM   #22
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Soon be in my 40s so my eyes arnt what they used to be.
Using 1440x900 hiDPI all the time anything else and I end up having to move a bit closer to the screen.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:16 AM   #23
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Best for Retina is just fine for me. Don't like the thought of all that upscaling and downscaling.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:22 AM   #24
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2880 x 1800 most time, but after long days I switch to 1920x1200

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1920x1200 is still retina (scaled HiDPI mode), 2880x1800 is no more (retina) HiDPI mode
what so good about it, it is so small for me
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:10 AM   #25
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I use the best for Retina since I find the other options kinda suck in terms of sharpness. I do wish Apple would make a panel that was optimized for the 1680x1050 resolution. Here's to hopping in the future we will have a better variety of "best for retina" selections, though given it's Apple, I sincerely doubt that will ever come to pass.
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