Indecisive on which Retina Resolution to use.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DannyNguyener, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. DannyNguyener macrumors regular

    DannyNguyener

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    What resolution setting do you guys keep your 15" rMBP on? I'm stuck and indecisive and I find myself switching back and forth the settings often so I would like to hear opinions on what the majority of users use.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I have the 13" and find that 90% of the time I leave it in retina mode...I only change down a gear when I really need more real-estate...It all depends on what you are doing I guess, but I really like working with the full retina settings if I can.
     
  3. mykem macrumors regular

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    1920*1200. The same resolution as my 24" iMac.
     
  4. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    I use the default retina resolution. When I need more I plug it into my TBD. If I'm mobile and need more real estate that's when I bump it up. Otherwise no need to make the eyes work harder when not needed.
     
  6. bobbydd21 macrumors regular

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    I'm curious to hear people's opinions as well on this. I currently have only been using the "Best For Retina" setting.
     
  7. Acronyc macrumors 6502

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    I use my 15" in 1680x1050, as for me it provides a good compromise between clarity and readability. If I am doing something that needs a higher resolution, I'll temporarily move it up to 1920x1200.
     
  8. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    More often than not I just stick to using the standard resolution when I'm out and about and span to my u2412m at 1900x1200 when I'm at my desk.
     
  9. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    This seems more like personal preference to me, kind of like what color car is your favorite. :) I use what provides the most space without killing my eyes, which varies depending on lighting, etc. I haven't used the "Best for Retina" setting in ages, however.

    Use what works best for you.
     
  10. leman macrumors 604

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    The one you are most comfortable with ;) I use 1680x1050 most of the time.
     
  11. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    I use the one that best suits the task at hand.

    Install SwitchResX or something similar, and try different settings to see what works best for you.
     
  12. Sym0 macrumors 6502

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    So what resolution is best for Retina? I mean, the standard Resolution.
     
  13. leman macrumors 604

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    'best for retina' stands for the HiDPI version of the corresponding cMBP's native resolution. E.g. for the 15" best for retina is the HiDPI (supersampled) 1440x900 (backing store 2880x1800)
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Use the one that is the most visually pleasing to you. I'm using the default resolution and I'm happy with that.
     
  15. ScholarsInk macrumors regular

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    There's nothing wrong with switching back and forth. I do the same thing depending on my needs.
     
  16. 1member1 macrumors 6502

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    I use best for retina.. i don't feel any need for a change
     
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    I use the best for retina because anything else leaves so much empty real estate. But they all look great.
     
  19. Sym0 macrumors 6502

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    See, i am an ex Windows user so when a screen is a certain resolution, every pixel is used just once. So small images seem smaller etc.

    With the rMBP I was thinking the dektop res was the native one of the panel, and every graphic and interface was re-drawn with twice the pixels to appear the same size just twice as sharp.

    But from what I gather it's more clever than that, the OS runs at a lower resolution and renders the standard graphics and interface in real-time to best utilise the extra pixels, thus always looking sharp?

    Hence why OSX gets away with running the integrated graphics and not the dGPU.

    Am I right?
     
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  21. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    And how much does cost iLoupe accessory, the Apple magnifying glass? :D
     
  22. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    I use "Best for Retina" as well. I tried the other resolutions but realized that I didn't really need the extra real state.
     

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