12" screen configuration

What screen resolution do you use with your macbook?

  • 1280x800

    Votes: 16 29.6%
  • 1440x900

    Votes: 38 70.4%

  • Total voters
    54

joscejrod

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May 16, 2015
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Hello guys!! Are you comfortable using the macbook with 1440x900 max resolution?
 

joscejrod

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May 16, 2015
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Hello. I created this thread in other forum by mistake. Now it's fine. I'd really appreciate to know your thoughts about this!!
 

garirry

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Apr 27, 2013
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Canada is my city
I don't see why would you want to reduce your display resolution on a MacBook. And even if I wanted for some reason, I'd only accept resolutions that are exactly four times smaller in area (that way, pixels just need to double, and there's no annoying stretching problem). Which is why I think this display should have a 2560x1600 resolution.
 

Hellhammer

Moderator emeritus
Dec 10, 2008
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Finland
I don't see why would you want to reduce your display resolution on a MacBook. And even if I wanted for some reason, I'd only accept resolutions that are exactly four times smaller in area (that way, pixels just need to double, and there's no annoying stretching problem). Which is why I think this display should have a 2560x1600 resolution.
MacBook's display is scaled by default to 1280x800 and there's an option for 1440x900 for more space. The built-in OS X scaling works very well and things aren't blurry or stretched if that's what you mean. At the native resolution text and buttons would be too small to interact with.
 

joscejrod

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Original poster
May 16, 2015
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I don't see why would you want to reduce your display resolution on a MacBook. And even if I wanted for some reason, I'd only accept resolutions that are exactly four times smaller in area (that way, pixels just need to double, and there's no annoying stretching problem). Which is why I think this display should have a 2560x1600 resolution.
I'm talking about configuration in screen preferences...
-1280x800: default configuration.
-1440x900: more space to work but smaller things.
 

iToph

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Oct 23, 2014
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1440x900 is just too small for me. Don't wanna grab my glasses everytime I use the Macbook.
 

0983275

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Mar 15, 2013
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Running at max (1440x900), everything else (websites, etc) are viewed at 100%, no problems and it's how I like it.

If I could run it at 1650x1080 without having to use any extra software, I would.
 

deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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I run it at 1440x900 just as I had on my MBA13 and honestly don't notice the smaller physical size of the display when using it.

1280x800 is just not enough screen real estate for me. It's the reason I gave my MBP13 to a family member and bought a MBA13 (back in the pre-retina days)
 

solaris

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Apr 19, 2004
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Oslo, Norway
I turned mine up to 1440x900 as the first thing when setting up, and have not looked back.
I'm coming from the same resolution on a 13" MacBook Air, and have no issues so far. Scales beautifully and is highly readable.
 

garirry

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Apr 27, 2013
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Canada is my city
MacBook's display is scaled by default to 1280x800 and there's an option for 1440x900 for more space. The built-in OS X scaling works very well and things aren't blurry or stretched if that's what you mean. At the native resolution text and buttons would be too small to interact with.
OH, that's what you meant, I thought you meant you would run the screen at a lower resolution, my bad.
 

Z3man

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Feb 19, 2012
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UK
1280 x 800 is just perfect for the Macbook, thats why it is the default setting.
 

Beau10

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Apr 6, 2008
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Downtown San Diego
Running at max (1440x900), everything else (websites, etc) are viewed at 100%, no problems and it's how I like it.

If I could run it at 1650x1080 without having to use any extra software, I would.
It's really easy to do using RDM for free, no extra software needed after set: http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...na-display-hack-to-run-native-resolution.html

I've had my 13" rMBP at 1920x1200 HiDPI for a couple years without issue. The only time I need to reset is on a major OS revision.
 

happyslayer

macrumors 6502a
Feb 3, 2008
925
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Glendale, AZ
I use QuickRes 4.4.3. I generally keep the MacBook at 1440x900. I occasionally take it back to 1280x800 when it's late at night and my eyes get tired. But usually have it at 1440
 

Trey M

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Jul 25, 2011
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1280x800 for me. I had it on 1440/900 but decided everything was just a little too small for my tastes. It'd be interesting to try the 110-125% zoom on the browser on 1440/900 mentioned above, however I really am happy with 1280x800 overall.

I primarily use the rMB as my leisure machine while I typically do my office work on my MBP. If I used it more something more complex, I'd likely use the 1440x900 res.
 

coldjeanzzz

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Nov 4, 2012
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1280x800 for me. I had it on 1440/900 but decided everything was just a little too small for my tastes. It'd be interesting to try the 110-125% zoom on the browser on 1440/900 mentioned above, however I really am happy with 1280x800 overall.

I primarily use the rMB as my leisure machine while I typically do my office work on my MBP. If I used it more something more complex, I'd likely use the 1440x900 res.
The quality of the text also just looks worse on anything but 1280x800, almost loses the retina appeal
 
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