Help! 17" MBP Res-problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by austriamac, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. austriamac macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Just bouhgt a HI-REZ 17" MBP and I have a little problem...
    The Hi-rez 1920 X 1200 is cool for Music Programs like Logic, etc but not for reading e-mails, surfing online, etc... When I change the rez to 1280 X 800 to see webcontent, e-mails or any other textfiles in a normal size, its all very, very unsharp!

    (on my other laptop, a normal PC, 17", with the rez 1280 X 800, is everything sharp than HD-TV....)

    Is there something I can do?

    Thanks for ya help!

    Regards,

    Robin
     
  2. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    LCDs only look good at native resolution. Either exchange it or get used to it I guess.
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    No, LCD displays have a fixed optimum resolution, if you want it to not be so bad, get a CRT, but the LCD works best at its optimum resolution, no less or it will blur because it has to fit 1280 pixels where there should be 1920, and the math doesn't work out on that.
     
  4. austriamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think theres no MBP with 1280 X 800 Rez?
     
  5. dante@sisna.com macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget, with Command + you can enlarge the size of your screen at native resolution.
     
  6. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Nope, that's MB/MBA's res
     
  7. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    That would be effective, but it really just increases the default text size.
     
  8. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    This seems to be the only option.

    I personally lower my text size so I get more on my screen...scrolling is SOO time consuming :cool:
     
  9. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    I found that higher resolutions usually just require some time to get used to. Eventually you won't want to go back. Give it some time.
     
  10. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    You can also zoom by scrolling + ctrl but it won't make text any crisper.
     

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