MacBook running at native resolution

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by patrickiseengum, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. patrickiseengum macrumors newbie

    patrickiseengum

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    I'm looking to buy a MacBook, but I was wondering how running osx at the native resolution would look like meaning pixel-per-pixel. Has anyone tried it and is it usefull? Also if anyone has a foto as to how it looks would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    It's not an option offered by OSX (that I've seen). I don't know if there's a program or tweak to override it, but the best resolution you can choose without any mods is 1440x900 (which works quite nicely and to me doesn't feel too small)
     
  3. patrickiseengum thread starter macrumors newbie

    patrickiseengum

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    You're absolutly right it's not a native resolution and there are indeed apps that can enable that. The reason why I asked was that I checked out te 1440x900 option and als found it not to be cramped so i was wondering what the native would look like.
     
  4. wagsrules macrumors newbie

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    I installed retina display menu and tried the native resolution. Running at 2880x1800 is useless on a 12" screen. Everything is microscopic at that resolution. Resolutions other than the apple HI-DPI ones are not as clear either.
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

    NutsNGum

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    Pedant checking in. It's 2304 x 1440.
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    That sure would make 2880x1800 look awful, wouldn't it! :D
     
  7. jam_ macrumors member

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    1680 x 1050 in HiDPI looks awesome, sharp with more screen space than the 1440 x 900. Using SwitchResX and LCD font smoothing when available disabled.
     

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