Highres screen on 15" MBP - supported resolutions?

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  1. spokk macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I am looking to pick up a 15" macbook pro and since I will be using it for coding (in both OSX and Win7) i am looking at the high res screen.

    However I also want to use the machine for gaming in Windows 7 and in some cases I will probably need to lower the resoultion to get better framerates. Which resolutions are supported on this screen? I cannot find any documention on this. Also are all modes supported in Windows and does for example 1280x800 still look somewhat ok on the high res screen?

    Anyone with the high res 15" model care to answer? :)
     
  2. ksmith173 macrumors member

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    640x480
    640x480 (Stretched)
    720x480
    720x480 (Stretched)
    800x500
    800x600
    800x600 (Stretched)
    1024x640
    1024x768
    1024x768 (Stretched)
    1152x720
    1280x800
    1280x1024
    1280x1024 (Stretched)
    1440x852
    1440x852 (Stretched)
    1680x1050

    Notice there is no 1440x900. 1280x800 looks fine to me. Not sure about the availability in windows.
     
  3. spokk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks!

    the specs for the high res screen are not up on apples page so i guess those are taken from OSX display config?

    hmm no 1440x900, why can this be? By stretched this means fullscreen?

    Can anyone confirm the displaymodes in windows?
     
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  6. ksmith173 macrumors member

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    Yes, they are taken from the display config. Stretched means it is stretched to fill the screen. Not sure why there is no 1440x900.
     
  7. spokk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, thanks.. i suppose 1280x800 would work in bootcamped Windows also then..?

    For gaming this would probably be a good resolution..
     
  8. a4209797 macrumors member

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    but in osx does any non native res look distorted?
     
  9. ksmith173 macrumors member

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    I would assume that it would be an available resolution under windows.

    They all look ok to me. Some do not use the entire screen real-estate (1440x852 for example). The stretched ones look a little odd of course.
     

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