MBPr resolution question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by heisenberg123, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    have a friend who sets the settings to Best for display, this makes everything larger losing screen real estate, changing the scaled options makes it a lower resolution in his opinion

    whats the best setting for resolution and screen real estate
     
  2. andeify macrumors 6502

    andeify

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    There are two steps in each direction, increasing screen real estate, and making things bigger and easier to read. What resolutions they are depend on the model, 13 or 15"?

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6023/the-nextgen-macbook-pro-with-retina-display-review/6

    This link best describes how it works
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is a tradeoff no matter what you do. I have the 13" and found the default "best" setting gave up too much real estate. I have it set the next notch up there that gives me the same 1440x900 I was used on on the 13" Air and I am happy with that.

    I know that this scales things and reduces the clarity a bit, but I can't tell the difference and prefer the extra space.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    There is no best setting. It's all personnal preference.
     
  5. andeify macrumors 6502

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    How do you find performance at that setting?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I can not tell any difference at all.
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    I prefere best for retina. Like others menitoned it's a matter of preference/need.
    There is no general answer.
     
  8. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

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    I'm using a great app called SwitchResX that adds an icon in the Menu Bar and lets you change the resolution quickly. There's a ton of pre-set optimal resolutions, you decide which one is right for you. :)
     

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