MacBook Pro, Mojave, and 1080p/1440p


macrumors 68040
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Apr 8, 2009
I'm looking for a monitor for my wife's MBP for text editing in multiple documents. It doesn't need to be fancy and she really doesn't want to spend much on it at all.

Does anyone have a 1080p monitor connected to a Mac running Mojave and can you tell me if there are any issues with text appearing blurry? I've seen reports of this with Apple emoving subpixel smoothing (or whatever it's called) but I can't find anything conclusive and I don't know anyone with a 1080p display to test it out myself.

I'd also love to hear from people running 1440p external displays with Mojave. Is text crisp?

All help is greatly appreciated.


Nov 20, 2008
Also curious, as I'm planning to hook my new MBP up to a 24" Apple LED Cinema Display (1920 x 1200).
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macrumors 65816
May 9, 2017
Austin, TX
I have two 27” 1080 Samsung monitors hooked up to my 2017 MBP w/TB, with Mojave installed.

Compared to High Sierra, I can tell you text looks the exact same on Mojave as it did on previous MacOS versions on my two monitors. The 1080p monitors are noticeably less crisp and sharp when set up right next to the built in MacBook monitor, but that is just because the MacBook Pro has a higher res.

But in short, there doesn’t appear to be any change or loss in text sharpness on 1080 monitors when upgrading to Mojave.
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