High res screen question

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

  1. roeliepoelie macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    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

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    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

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    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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