Is the Retina display actually worth it?

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

  1. macster01 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    #2
    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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