High res screen question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by roeliepoelie, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. roeliepoelie macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    Today been to the Mac shop, wanted to compare the 15" Macbook retina with the classic one AND the High Res one.
    The only **** was they didn't had the High Res on display.
    So, i ended up watching an beautiful Retina screen and next to it the 'classic' MAcbook...
    But, because i still am not convinced to get the Retina, I will go for the Classic Macbook Pro...

    Now here is my question;
    On the Retina screen you can choose what setting you want to use the screen. So you could choose between 1440*900, 1680*1050,1920*1200 and 2880*1800.

    Can I also do this with the High Res Screen? The high res screen is 1680*1050.
    If i buy it and after a week i just can not work with the High Res Screen, can i than put it back to 1440*900 and keep on working with that resolution?

    I would love to see an high res first before i buy it, that is nog possible because no shop has them on display. So if i order an high res screen and i can not work with it i still got an useable 'normal' screen.. (and spent 100$ too much)

    And, is the high res glossy the same shiny as an 'normal' 1440*900 macbook?

    Thanks for any input...
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    i would assume you could since you can on all other models. For example, i have a 13" and can chose 1440 x 900, 1280 x 800, and so on.
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Not really, on the non-retina models you can change the resolution (for example set the display to 1440x900) but it isn't the same thing as changing scaling modes on the Retina MBP. 1440x900 on a 1440x900 display will look much better than 1440x900 on a 1680x1050 display. The Retina MBP is able to achieve much better results at 'non-native' resolutions because it has such a high pixel density.

    Yes, the high-res glossy option has the same glass overlay and black bezel as the 1440x900 display.

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