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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:25 PM   #76
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That's pretty amazing, but I'm not surprised that Apple does not natively allow that resolution, I think it'll hinder the overall experience.. 2880X1800 will most likely make it difficult to read on such a small screen..

Still, great for those who want that resolution..
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:25 PM   #77
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You can change your resolution down to 1440x900 on your MBP if you want, or even smaller to make it easier on your eyes. There should be no reason to regret the HD option.
Sure there is—doing that on his display will look MUCH worse than the scaling options available on the MBPR, where everything looks great no matter which mode you pick.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:25 PM   #78
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Based on the posts in this thread, I would say the article is more confusing than informative.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:25 PM   #79
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I have the MBP-Retina and am honestly not impressed at all. It almost seems like a toy compare to a Mac Pro / iMac....I can't explain it. I have the Base model with 16GB ram upgrade. Since I can't return it I'm going to sell it on eBay or something.

The 2880x1800 resolution is extremely tiny and I am HUGE fan of high high high resolutions...the thing is it's tiny and not crystal clear so it's really rather disappointing.

And on Retina mode so many things are blurry and Safari seems to hang often, just the whole thing does not seem polished, this entire laptop. I'll stick with my loaded iMac until the new Mac Pro or new iMac, for my mobility I can do most things on my phone or iPad.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:28 PM   #80
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Who would want to do that? Even the 1920x1200 is super small.
Obviously the world revolves around you. Wait, don't tell me you're also one of those people who have all their windows maximized right?

For people like me, with good eyesight, I can now have more windows open, each scaled to display enough information for me to work on.

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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:29 PM   #81
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Must be a gimmick

It doesn't appear to have any higher resolution than my display.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:29 PM   #82
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With this software can you still use the drop down resolution change feature?

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If so, it would be super handy when using applications like Gimp, or other legacy photo / video applications that are not retna aware.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:31 PM   #83
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I have the MBP-Retina and am honestly not impressed at all. It almost seems like a toy compare to a Mac Pro / iMac....I can't explain it. I have the Base model with 16GB ram upgrade. Since I can't return it I'm going to sell it on eBay or something.
Interesting, like so many other things these days. Take car interiors. The plastic wood performs better and is better finished than real wood interiors, but still there's something preferable about real wood.

Still, I can't wait for mine to rMBP arrive.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:32 PM   #84
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Obviously the world revolves around you. Wait, don't tell me you're also one of those people who have all their windows maximized right?

For people like me, with good eyesight, I can now have more windows open, each scaled to display enough information for me to work on.
Before you act like you would get so much work done try out the 2880x1800 on this Macbook Pro. I love the highest res you can get and this one sucks IMO. Just try it out before you start running your mouth.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:32 PM   #85
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This would be great on a 17".
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:33 PM   #86
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It doesn't appear to have any higher resolution than my display.
Worse, my display has 16 times the screen real estate.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:35 PM   #87
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Who would want to do that? Even the 1920x1200 is super small.
Anyone who edits photos.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:35 PM   #88
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I have the MBP-Retina and am honestly not impressed at all. It almost seems like a toy compare to a Mac Pro / iMac....I can't explain it. I have the Base model with 16GB ram upgrade. Since I can't return it I'm going to sell it on eBay or something.

The 2880x1800 resolution is extremely tiny and I am HUGE fan of high high high resolutions...the thing is it's tiny and not crystal clear so it's really rather disappointing.

And on Retina mode so many things are blurry and Safari seems to hang often, just the whole thing does not seem polished, this entire laptop. I'll stick with my loaded iMac until the new Mac Pro or new iMac, for my mobility I can do most things on my phone or iPad.
Why not wait for Mountain Lion? Use that with your Retina MBP.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:36 PM   #89
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Actually surprised this requires a hack.

I have great eyesight so I would actually love this.
One of the few advantages to us nearsighted folks.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:38 PM   #90
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I am amazed someone would actually want to do this. Neat trick, of course, but I cannot see how productivity could remain worthwhile once on-screen elements had been shrunk to such a small level. And with all the fantastic window management features in OS X I can't imagine the need for that kind of real estate on a 15" screen...
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:39 PM   #91
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Before you act like you would get so much work done try out the 2880x1800 on this Macbook Pro. I love the highest res you can get and this one sucks IMO. Just try it out before you start running your mouth.
Can't.

Mine's a special order. Gotta wait 3-4 weeks

16GB/2.7Ghz/768GB

And normally hooked up to a Thunderbolt display at work

But I do use the max resolution on my 1920x1200 15" Lenovos.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:39 PM   #92
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So are Macrumors advocating sitting 3 inches from your laptop screen now? What a way to screw your eyesight up.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:42 PM   #93
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Anyone who edits photos.
i'm sure you would edit photos on 2880x1800 on a 15" screen. For one it looks like %$#% and you would not see any detail. Some people just think cause it's 2880x1800 it's some superior thing.....well IT's NOT. This laptop does not impress me at all.

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Can't.

Mine's a special order. Gotta wait 3-4 weeks

16GB/2.7Ghz/768GB

And normally hooked up to a Thunderbolt display at work

But I do use the max resolution on my 1920x1200 15" Lenovos.
You are just like me, I love 1920 on a 15", but when you get your Retina mbp and bump to 2880 you will see what I mean. I love high resolution so I wish it wasn't the case but you will see for yourself soon enough.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:45 PM   #94
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I have the 1440p Dell screen and sometimes I have to zoom in certain sites. But boy do games on my sli 680 look good on it
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:46 PM   #95
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Nice to have the eyes for that, but I will stick with detail over desktop real estate.

That what big 27 inch monitors are for, Apple please bring back 30 inch, please.
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i'm sure you would edit photos on 2880x1800 on a 15" screen. For one it looks like %$#% and you would not see any detail. Some people just think cause it's 2880x1800 it's some superior thing.....well IT's NOT. This laptop does not impress me at all.[COLOR="#808080"]
Wait. What?

This post makes no sense at all. Of course you can see more detail when you have 4x the pixels. That's the whole point of a high PPI display.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:49 PM   #98
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Can anyone post a screenshot please? I would like to see it at full quality.
http://smarticus.s3.amazonaws.com/wp...Fullscreen.jpg

All you'll see is a big image.
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I am quite happy with my 17" Sandy Bridge MB Pro at 1920x1200. Curiously though, people sometimes look at me funny when I take out this monstrosity of a laptop. At least that's what they call the size.

Interestingly enough, the default resolution chosen for me is Best for built-in display in ML. Of course I can manually change it if I choose scaled resolution, but at least Lion gave me all options to choose from by default. Not a big deal since I never use a lower resolution anyways.
I really, really hope that Apple comes out with a retina 17 in the future. A screen like that would be awesome for those of us who don't mind the extra heft. And it would give the best of both worlds: sharpness and real-estate!

Imagine it: a 17 that weighs a hair less than the current non-retina 15. I'm salivating.. But alas, I'm holding on only to hope, with my early Feb 17 until it dies..
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So are Macrumors advocating sitting 3 inches from your laptop screen now? What a way to screw your eyesight up.
No medical reason you would damage your eyes by sitting close, eyes strain yes damage not. I asked my optometrist about this some time ago, he said old age is killing my eyes not the monitor. ROFL.

I could see how dorky looking someone would look that close to a monitor. Plus it defeats the purpose of the added pixels for quality.
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