Question about Macbook Pro 16 inch HiDPI mode

Hessel89

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I'm considering a 16 inch MBP to replace both my Mac Mini 2018 and my 2017 MBP 15''
However, I'm looking for some clarity regarding the HiDPI resolution.
Apple states that the real resolution is 3072 x 1920 and according to Apple the supported scaled resolutions are:
  • 2048 x 1280
  • 1792 x 1120
  • 1344 x 840
  • 1152 x 720

Does that mean there is no real 1:2 HiDPI resolution (in this case 1536 x 960) to select?
If so, are any third party workarounds?
 

iMacDragon

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yes, and that resolution will be the middle one in list of options, I just mean they don't list that on that list as it's not a scaled resolution in their terminology. There are 5 options on the display size, the four supposrted scaled ones listed on specs and the native one ( which is not the default ).
 

Hessel89

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yes, and that resolution will be the middle one in list of options, I just mean they don't list that on that list as it's not a scaled resolution in their terminology.
So you can confirm from firsthand experience or link me to a reliable source it's listed in the OS?
 

iMacDragon

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Indirectly. I do not have a 16" yet, but my 15" has specs by apple listed as "
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1920 by 1200
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1280 by 800
    • 1024 by 640"
There are 5 display size options, the middle one is 'looks like 1440x900'

This is not a scaled resolution by how apple defines it, so it is not listed in specs.

What they mean by scaled is a resolution is one that is not an exact multiple of native resolution.
 
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