How is web site text on the rMBP?

marc55

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Oct 14, 2011
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How does the Retina screen adjust text on various web sites? I was looking at a Windows computer whit a high res screen, and some text on various sites was very small, while good on others.

Does the rMBP do a better job of adjusting text, or is it normal for text on these newer high res screens to be all over the place?

Thank you
 

Jamesesesesess

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Nov 26, 2011
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Text looks great. Since the screen resolution is technically shown at 1440x900 (I have mine at 1680x1050), web pages look like they would on a normal MacBook screen, but since there's doubles the pixels, text is super crisp and any graphics or pictures that are uploaded in Retina quality look fantastic.

Like on the page right now, text looks completely clear. No pixels visible. And it doesn't look all over the place.
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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Does the rMBP do a better job of adjusting text, or is it normal for text on these newer high res screens to be all over the place?
The physical sizes of the text is the same as with non-retina models with the same base resolution. Software recognises the rMBP as running 1440x900, 1680x1050 etc., simply each of those logical pixels is backed by 2x2 pixel grid. This is why the text looks much sharper on retina - because its rendered at a subpixel precision where the subpixels are actually proper screen pixels. Confusing? Look here for a good explanation:

https://developer.apple.com/library...al/HighResolutionOSX/Explained/Explained.html
 

Voodoofreak

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Jul 7, 2012
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It's perfect for me!! It's crisp and makes browsing this and any other website an enjoyable experience.
 

tigerintank

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Jun 16, 2013
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I run my 13" at 1680x1050 and id say that only very occasionally do i experience a problem.

When I do, i'll be reading down a page and there'll be a section where the text is noticeably smaller than the rest, so that I have to focus to read.

Pretty much in the same way i have to do if i switch to 1920x1200 (i use the RDM app)

since it happens so infrequently i ignore it and just enjoy the rest of the time with the improved screen estate
 

tubbymac

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Nov 6, 2008
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How does the Retina screen adjust text on various web sites? I was looking at a Windows computer whit a high res screen, and some text on various sites was very small, while good on others.

Does the rMBP do a better job of adjusting text, or is it normal for text on these newer high res screens to be all over the place?
On Windows it's terrible at retina resolutions. On the Mac the text will look roughly the same size as on an older non retina Macbook Pro, just much clearer.

In other words Windows handles it horribly and the Mac handles it the way it should be done.
 
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