Excel and MBPr 13" at Max Res Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jfriedman8, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. jfriedman8 macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2008
    I've been using my 15" MBPr for some large spreadsheets and it is great, but I would rather not carry this one around all the time. I just sold my MBA 13" because the resolution was hindering my workflow. I wanted to get a Lenovo X1 carbon, but again, I really want something running 1920x1200 or 1920x1080. Can anyone with the MBPr running at 1650 comment on this? What if I used a program to force it to run 1920x1200- or would that just overheat the GPU (or lack thereof). Thanks.
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Don't know about the rest, but this will definitely not be a problem.
  3. mmark77 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    San Francisco
    I just run Excel at the 'Best for Retina' resolution

    I actually run Excel at the 'Best for Retina display' 13 rmbp resolution and zoom the spreadsheet to between 76% and 80%. 76% zoom is approximately equivalent to a 1680x1050 desktop, while 66% is close to 1920x1200. You do lose some real estate because the top tool bar remains large, but the actual cell text is a bit sharper. Not sure if this would work for you.

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