Boot Camp and Retina Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Faux Carnival, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all, quick question. do non-native resolutions (1680x1050 or 1920x1200) look like sh** on the device? Thanks.
     
  2. jopl macrumors newbie

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    I would like to know this as well, but I am more interested in how well the scaling at full resolution with 150% or 200% dpi scaling works. Especially in programs lika autocad and rhinoceros.
     
  3. Drask, Dec 11, 2012
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    They look bad, not like "OMFG turn it off!", but you can clearly see it's not native by it's blurriness.

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    DPI works well as long as the program is optimized for it, if it's not you can always disable it for that specific program but it will look tiny (currently doing it for chrome since I don't like IE nor Firefox).

    EDIT: I actually just tried going to 1920x1200 in windows 8 and it's not that bad, I mean its not as clear as 2880x1800 but not having to deal with the DPI might be worth it.
     
  4. Drask macrumors regular

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    2880x1800 with 150% (right) DPI and 1920x1200 with 100% DPI (left).
     

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  5. Blue604 macrumors regular

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    I use quicken on bootcamp and the numbers and texts are just bad on the retina.

    Web surfing is fine
     
  6. jopl macrumors newbie

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    I guess most productivity programs like photoshop, autocad, revit etc is not dpi-aware but its hard to figure out. The documentation on dpi awareness is pretty non existant. Most examples on windows on the retina shown here is just browsers and windows itself which we know is fine. Anyone running the adobe suite or architectural programs that can comment on how it is working?
     
  7. Faux Carnival thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, thanks guys. That is unfortunate an a deal breaker for me.
     
  8. ssn637 macrumors 6502

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    I've got my resolution set to 1440 x 900 with 100% DPI and it doesn't look too bad. Setting DPI to anything other than 100% in Windows 7 makes things look pretty funky and I wouldn't recommend it. Windows 8 is supposed to be better but who needs that Metro trash? But you can't compare it to the OS X side.
     
  9. Drask macrumors regular

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    Chrome is not compatible with high-DPI, I was showing how does it look when you disable it.

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    How did you set it up to 1440x900? It won't let me chose that resolution.
     
  10. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Windows 8 isn't any better. It still requires apps to support higher DPI settings and pretty much none do.
     
  11. Dyno-Mike macrumors regular

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    I find games actually look ok at below native resolution but, I cannot stand the desktop being any lower than the native 2880x1800 so I have mine at a DPI of 200.

    You need to make a Custom resolution in the Nvidia settings, then games and such will recognise it.
     

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