Question about Screen Resolution

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by teerexx52, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    I have a 2015 MacBook Pro 15" and a 2016 MacBook Pro 15". When I am on websites such as Facebook and Macrumors the font is noticeably smaller on the 2016 Pro that the 2015. Both are set to default resolution. Anyone able to explain this? Shouldn't both be the same?
  2. henrikbjorn macrumors newbie


    Jul 13, 2015
    They changed the default "zoom" for the 2016 model, so it would look smaller. Check under Displays in System Settings and click the scaled option, it should be different between your two models.
  3. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
    I have to go back and check it, but I am thinking the same thing on my 13" Macbook. I think the default resolution is higher (can be checked in preferences) compared to older models. Maybe I am imagining it though.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 17, 2016 ---
    I think the default resolution is what you are talking about.....right?
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Yep. The default on the rMBP from 2015 and before is "looks like 1280x800" but the default on the 2016 is "looks like 1440x900".
    If you click the 'scaled' button, you can change it back if you want (or change the older ones up to 1440x900).
  5. Gary500 macrumors regular


    Nov 25, 2009
    Why did they do this btw? Shouldn't 1440x900 be the default since it is the screen's resolution halved?
  6. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    I had to change to scaled and move to the 2015 size print and resolution. The small print just wasn't fun to read. At first it didn't look quite as sharp, but now it looks like my 2012 retina MacBook Pro which I was always happy with.
  7. Innominate macrumors member


    Nov 11, 2016
    Wonder why they changed it? Very surprising. I'll switch it back to the old default once I get mine.
  8. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
  9. Mais78 macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2014
    Since they are using 1440x as the new default, would make sense to put a higher resolution panel (2880x) in the next MBP 13" to optimise sharpness and performance.

    To you guys on 2016 MPB 13: can you confirm 1440x is sightly blurry vs 1280x? It is on my 2015 MBP
  10. kkdool macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2007

    Got mine today. on 2015 the default resolution is 1440x900 I believe whilst on the 2016 it is 1680x1050

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