After sampling the new MacBook Pro Retina display, here's my take...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Vege-Taco, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Vege-Taco macrumors member

    Vege-Taco

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    It screen is really nice. Good crisp text. Images in Pages documents and on websites look pretty bad though. Whatever Apple is doing to scale images isn't working very well. I was comparing two 15" MacBook Pro machines in Best Buy. One with Retina and one without. The non-retina display was pretty bad for text, but images were great. Given the choice between the two, I would definitely go with the Retina.

    However, comparing the new Retina display to my current 17" MacBook Pro's 1920x1200 screen, I feel that my current system has the advantage. The text is close to being as sharp as on the Retina, and the images look great. So I give the nod to the older 17" MacBook Pro with the high-resolution screen option.
     
  2. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    I loved the display on my 17", but I prefer my 15" retina. The 1920X1200 resolution display was standard, by the way. No high-res option. That machine will be missed.
     
  3. Vege-Taco thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, the default resolution on the 17" was 1680×1050. You had to pay extra to up that to 1920×1200, unless you bought a late 2008+ model, in which case 1920×1200 was standard. ;)
     

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