how will Retina work in windows?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikew3, May 16, 2012.

  1. mikew3 macrumors member

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    A retina display in effect doubles the pixel count, but from what I understand, OSX will translate that so the icons, images, text are the same physical size.

    What if someone installs Windows7 on their MBP, will they be using 2880x1800 resolution with tiny tiny tiny icons and text?
     
  2. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a

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    But there should be multiple resolutions offered so you can still have a lower resolution but it won't be native.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if MS will deliver an update that automatically ups the DPI from 96 to 192 if it detects a retina display.
    If not the forum will be full of people complaining and asking for help.

    Then again if Apple engineers got any brains they will just run a script with the whole bootcamp driver installs that ups the DPI setting, and all will be fine.
    I'd probably lower it again to 144 or something.

    Does anybody know if there are any more options in Lion than hi & low. I think that is what the reports said (I still run SL)? With an 2880x1800 display and double DPI I would effectively get a 1440x900 screen real estate. I would like something in between. That is more like 1680x1050 or even a little smaller like 1920x1200.
     

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