Lower resolution when needed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 4now, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi

    I need to upgrade my 15IN santa rosa macbook pro to the recent i5/i7 models, because of hardware issues.. and my applecare is done. I like the higher resolution option as that gives me greater screen-realstate (I use my computer for graphic design). Will it be possible to lower the resolution when the greater screen space is not needed... without losing the graphic clarity?

    The image obviously looks crapy when I do this on my present computer, but I wonder if there have been any advances.

    Thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #2
    No, like any other flat panel it only looks best at it's native resolution.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Why would you lower it? It looks awful when out of the native res. Also, your MBP has 8600M GT right? Let Apple have a look as its warranty has been extended to four years due high failure rate

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2377
     
  4. chameleon1 macrumors newbie

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    you can lower the resolution to 1440*900 with switchresX. it's not quite as clear as native 1440*900, but it's pretty good.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    It'll look naff at anything other than the native (highest) resolution. Real pain that LCDs aren't like CRTs in that they look good at any resolution.
     

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