For those wondering about 1920x1200 on the rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by farmermac, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    Usually non native resolutions are absolutely horrible on an LCD.

    I was not even remotely interested in the rMBP because the working resolution is effective 1400x900. There's no way I want to take a step back from 1680x1050. So I trekked down to my local best buy to see how the resolution scaling looks in person. Suffice to say that 1920x1200 looks very very good on this screen. I played with it for about 10 minutes and I blown away. I wasn't even thinking i'd buy one at all, yet now Im thinking of ordering one to run at 1920x1200 permanently.

    So if you have doubts about 1400x900, this thing will actually be useable at different resolutions, so go check it out before writing it off.
     
  2. marcosscriven macrumors regular

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    Ditto that - loving the 1920x1200 res
     
  3. wiseoak1 macrumors member

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    What about the performance? If you'll be doing heavy stuff like using a lot of Adobe CS6 + video editing + 3D rendering, will this resolution 1920x1200 be laggy?
     
  4. farmermac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Considering the video chip can drive 15 million pixels, and from what ive read it renders at 3840*2400 then divides it in half, thats only 4,6 million pixels to be rendered. I dont think that would be an issue for the video chip. Maybe Apple's drivers will be tweaked from the glitches that are currently being seen.
     
  5. wiseoak1 macrumors member

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    Okay and you say the screen looks good at 1920x1200? Websites with images, logo's, ... For example, how would this website look like (on Retina 1440)? http://www.weylandindustries.com/

    — Could you make a screenshot?
    — How should I view the screenshot like in real life, since I'm running 1920?

    Many thanks in advance!
     

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