Does text look fuzzy on the the rMB?

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  1. iObama macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys. I can't quite tell from everyone's threads on the rMB, so I wanted a definitive thread.

    Is the standard "looks like" resolution 1152x720 or one of the scaled resolutions?

    In other words, if the fuzziness of the text and graphics bothers me if I scale a 13" Retina MacBook Pro up to 1440x900, will the standard resolution of the new rMB bother me as well?

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    try turning font smoothing off under settings>appearance

    i think it looks better off on rMBP and rMB
     
  3. iObama thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not quite the answer I was looking for, but thanks for the tip :)
     
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    technically the resolution isn't 1:1 mapped (or doubled on rMBP 13" and 15") so scaled in my experience doesn't look any fuzzier on 1440x900 than 1280x800.

    It looks REALLY good is all I can say. It's a non issue and I'm nitpicky as heck.
     
  5. iObama thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But it DOES look fuzzier than the standard 1:1 map, right? Just such a weird idea for me that Apple would ship a display that wasn't 1:1 mapped for retina at standard res.
     
  6. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I doubt you'd be able to tell the difference.
     
  7. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    The the machine first and decide if its fuzzy or if it bothers you get something else. You haven't even seen the machine yet to know if the 1:1 makes a difference at all. I looked at it at the Apple store and didn't notice any problems with the display being fuzzy. I have a rMBP currently. You need to decide for yourself if knowing there isn't 1:1 scaling is going to cause your OCD to go crazy.
     
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    Just asking a question, bro. No OCD here.
     
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    I'm worried about this since the default resolution is a scaled 1280 x 800.
     
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    fear not, it looks great. But take a look at it in stores if nervous
     
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    This is absolutely the best advice. What a wacky situation - Apple has display models but no inventory; Best Buy has inventory but no displays... :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm going tomorrow! :D

    My Apple Store just got some display units in stock (I called). I can't wait to see it in person and finally be able to make my purchase decision.
     
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    unless you absolutely hate the retina macbook in person and loathe everything about it, I'd pick one up and see how it settles with ya, you have a return policy. I wasn't that thrilled playing with it for 2 minutes in store, not not thrilled just not that wow'ed and I hate observing devices under that intense lighting.. then side by side with my 13" rMBP, I'm now 90% certain the rMBP is going back.
     
  15. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    To answer your question:

    1152x720 - this is the 2x resolution
    1280x800 - this is scaled and the default resolution, a keen eye would see fuzziness
    1440x900 - this is scaled and the max resolution (without third party apps), also has fuzziness to a keen eye and is the resolution I use.
     
  16. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I have my things that I care about that people think are OCD. I didn't mean as in a bad thing necessarily. Some people have their things that they focus on more than others. For some just knowing that the display is not a 1:1 scaling makes them feel a certain way.
     
  17. iObama thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for clarifying. Much appreciated! I guess I have a "keen eye" because the fuzziness is quite noticeable to me with scaled resolutions. :).
     
  18. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Did you meant to say "rMB" or "rMBP." Did you buy them both at the same time?
     

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