Is the Retina display actually worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macster01, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. macster01 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hey guys.

    I'm planning to buy the mid 2012 macbook pro 15 inch within a few weeks.

    For my business, I actually need to open up multiple small windows at once.

    I'm wondering if the Retina display 2880-by-1800 resolution does actually increase the room for more windows to be placed on the screen?

    If not, will the hi-res display on the non-retina macbook pro be sufficient enough for me?

  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    If you don’t need per-pixel accuracy, you could use the 1920 x 1200 mode on the Retina MBP, which would give you more desktop area than the 1680 x 1050 “high res” panel on the traditional MBP.

    You could ALSO, if you were feeling brave (and unkind towards your eyeballs) use SwitchRes to force OS X to the full 1x panel resolution of 2880 x 1800, for the ultimate in “tiny interface.” ;)

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