15" rMBP, who uses retina resolution?

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  1. macrumors member

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    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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    MisterKeeks

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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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    At my desk 1920x1200
    On the couch 1440x900
     
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    angrydog

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    I'm using 1920x1200 right now and no squinting needed. Unless your talking about the native retina resolution, go educate your self on that.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    1440x900 all the time
     
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    dlimes13

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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.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Aren't all of the scaled resolutions 'Retina'?
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    HiDPI 1680x1050
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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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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    MCAsan

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    Max resolution when using the retins screen in the field.
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    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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    Geckotek

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    Haven't touched it.....what's the default? (New Mac user here)
     
  15. macrumors member

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    1920 for more estate. Its just so good when you come from a 13 mbp!
     
  16. macrumors 68040

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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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    1680x1050

    I can't read on 1900X1200 and zooming in for every website is just annoying.
     
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    macjram

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    How do you like your Macbook Air compared to your previous rMBP?
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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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
     
  21. macrumors member

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    2880 x 1800 most time, but after long days I switch to 1920x1200 :cool:

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    1920x1200 is still retina (scaled HiDPI mode), 2880x1800 is no more (retina) HiDPI mode
     
  22. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    Best for Retina is just fine for me. Don't like the thought of all that upscaling and downscaling.
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    what so good about it, it is so small for me
     
  25. macrumors 68020

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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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