How do I set my MBP display to 1680x1050?

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  1. deaf macrumors newbie

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Which model MBP? It should just be there I would think if your card supports it.
     
  3. deaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the new one. I bought it at Apple store last week.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    If you have the 15" MBP with a 1440 x 900 pixel display, the option does not appear, since the display does not support that.
    If you have a 15" MBP with the High-Resolution display with 1680 x 1050 pixel, it should be the standard resolution.
    If you have the 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, you go for the option between Best and More Space.

    Do you know which MBP you have?

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    But do you have the one with the High-Res display? If you do not know, go to Applications / Utilities / System Report > Hardware > Model Identifier and tell us what it says there.
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Only the hi-res 15" model and the Retina models will allow this. Unless you download Quickres.
     
  6. deaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the 15" MBP with a 1440x900.

    I was told I can change it to 1680x1050 somehow.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    By whom were you told this? There will be no more pixels in that display to properly display that resolution. You only have 1440 x 900 pixel, and displaying 1680 x 1050 pixel will only result in a blurred image.

    Either return the Mac and buy a High-Res model or learn to live with it.

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     
  8. deaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP649

    That is where I got the information from. It says my MBP can be configurable to 1680x1050.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    They lied. And "the new one" could be a couple of models, as you can see above. Your machine does not support that resolution.
     
  10. agaskew macrumors 6502

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    "Configurable" in this case means its an option when you buy the laptop - you can configure it to have the higher resolution screen. Its an extra cost option.
     
  11. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, it can be configured to be so, but that is only possible by buying a model with that display, it is a Build To Order (BTO) item, available via Apple or other stores.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    If that's the language that implied the higher resolution to you, you could also expect a software setting to change the monitor to "anti-glare".
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    And to go from 750 GB HDD to 512 GB SDD or from 4 GB of RAM to 8GB of RAM or from 2.6 GHz to 2.7 GHz.

    Apple should probably include a disclaimer what "configurable" means.
     
  14. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Yes, by configuring and ordering a computer with a 1680x1050 screen straight from the Apple website.

    More pixels don't usually magically appear on a screen because you want them to.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It clearly defines for you what "configurable" means on the page you're linking to, via this list:

     

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