How well does Windows 8 run on Macbook Pro 13" Retina?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dirt Bringer, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Dirt Bringer macrumors member

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    So the title says it all. I'm looking at a macbook pro 13 retina model. A lot of my programs run exclusively, or better, on windows, and I like the OS as well. I'd be running both OSX and Windows, but I need to know how well Windows runs under Bootcamp (parallels is not an option here). This will be for 3d modeling and graphic design work mostly.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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  3. john556 macrumors newbie

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    Honestly, 3d modeling might be very limited with only an iGPU, but the RC Window8 pro ran very well with bootcamp on my mid12 MBA 13. However, I found that Windows7 pro runs smoother while using Visual Studio 12 and Eclipse for android. Photoshop, InDesign, and Flash did better on OSX. Blender ran identically for the most part.
     
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  5. Dirt Bringer thread starter macrumors member

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    How good is the resolution scaling on windows 8 or 7? I'd like to be able to see what I'm working on.
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Eh. I disabled it. It looks like crap to me. I use 1680x1050, Non-HiDPI under windows. Looks and runs fine unless I get close then I see blurred text/images.
     

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