Display Setting for 15inch Macbook Retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ACint24, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. ACint24 macrumors member

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    Hey guys - I picked up a 15inch Macbook Pro with Retina today and I am wondering what display setting I should use?

    It came with the "Best Retina" option clicked but I would like to use one of the higher 2 options for more screen real estate. I have good eyes on don't mind small text. Do I lose any clarity by increasing these settings?

    I also read about 3rd party programs to tweak the display settings... whats my best option?

    Happy Turkey Day!
     
  2. JTravers macrumors 6502a

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    I switched from a 17" and didn't want to lose screen real estate so I run at the 1920x1200 equivalent. I don't notice any loss of sharpness or clarity at all. And I can definitely see the increase in sharpness compared to the old 17". So if your eyes don't mind the smaller text and icons, I think you should be fine going to a higher resolution.

    I haven't used any 3rd party options yet but am also interested in what people would recommend.
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    The only downside is that higher display options will be harder on the computer, as it renders it at a higher res and then downsizes it to fit the screen. Nevertheless, I run it at the smallest size myself, and it works well for me.
     
  4. webdevfreak macrumors newbie

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    I use SwitchResX it's very good. There is also Eye-Friendly which is good but not as many features as SwitchResX. Congrats on the new rRBP! And Happy Thanksgiving to you guys in the States!
     

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