Making text bigger: Retina 4k w/ 'Larger text' vs. 1080p w/ lower res

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tigerman82, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Tigerman82 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2010
    I'm buying a 21.5-inch iMac and was wondering if the more expensive Retina option is worth it if I'm going to use the 'Larger text' scaling option to get bigger text (I have poor eyesight). In other words, if I cannot use Retina's native res, does it make sense to get one over the cheaper 1080p option. Does Retina have the ability to look great even when scaled?
  2. Mikael H macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    In my opinion, definitely, but that's based on how I would use a computer. Added bonus: the 4k options have slightly better hardware which should add some longevity to your computer.

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