Best would be obviously 2880x1800 at 100% DPI. But if it's too small it seems 2880x1800 at 150% would be best. 200% messes up with some of the UI elements.
the reason i use bootcamp is for quicken. 2880x1800 just makes the font too small to read. 200% or 150% make the fonts bigger but blurry.
There is no need to reboot your mac for just productivity applications. If you really need PC apps. look into virtual machines.
To me the only reason to boot camp is to play PC games. such as Skyrim (old 2d games like Diablo 2 can run on windows 7 VM, i also got Doom II to play on a window xp VM)
there are solutions as parallels but virtual box is 100% free. I have been using Virtual Box for Mac for a while. It's great. I have an old version of rosetta stone that runs on PC. I don't want to shell out nearly 400 bucks for the new updated versions for Mac. I run my VM. it runs perfectly.
its very easy to make a VM. just select the OS you want, name the VM, configure the hardware settings to your liking. Set Ram to 2GB for windows 7 VM. You need to keep at least 2GB for Mac OSx. set virtual hdd size.
then load up os either via iso file or just mount the CD drive.
VB suports seamless mode which does exactly what it says. basicaly it merges mac desktop with the Windows VM desktop. It basicaly makes like you can run pc apps on your mac.
thank you. I had vm before, slows down my macbook pro 13". so i decided to go with bootcamp. bootcamp was great on the 13"
It'll also look a lot better than running it in Bootcamp. Windows is not ready for the retina display.
I actually find running at bootcamp crisper than parallels, for some reason, parallels 7 looks blurry at 2880x1800 (with any dpi), I have to set it up to 1920x1200 with 100% dpi and still looks kinda fuzzy (not much, but not as crisp as bootcamp 2880x1800 at 150 dpi).
The only thing I don't like about bootcamp are the trapckpad drivers. My retina can handle a VM with windows 7 good, but I still think it's way more responsive at native boot.
well it should be more responsive. it uses the whole computer + discrete card without the overhead of being emulated within another OS, rather than the limited ram and processor cores assigned by parallels. and you're right, parallels is not retina ready (doesn't actually display the windows viewport properly and still scales) despite what they say.