Retina Display native resolution solves all display problems?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mattgfx, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Mattgfx macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012

    If you run the new Macbook Pro Retina in its Native resolution of 2880×1800 with one of these quick apps, will you eliminate the issues people are having with fuzzy text and such because there is no scaling going on? Then you could run all your programs normally and not have to wait for updates(ex: Adobe creative suit, and Autodesk software) , but just have to deal with the smaller text? Basically using it like a normal display.

    Just a thought i had...
  2. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    Correct, the issues are eliminated and you gain an incredible amount of working space. I really hate how this is not an available option by default.
  3. Lvivske macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2011
    its also easier on the system at native since it doesnt have to scale everything up 2x just to scale it back down to the setting you choose
  4. Mattgfx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012
    Yeah thats what i thought. Im sure the system would run much better and smoother. Maybe a RMBP owner will chime in who has tried this. For programs such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop it must be pretty awesome to work with such high resolution.

    Can you turn the scaling off on the computer and run lower resolutions ?
  5. Pared3s macrumors regular

    May 14, 2010
    It's unusable at that resolution because all of the text in the menus are way too small. I think that's why Apple did the scaling thing.
  6. sireShonBohn macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
    What Apple did is optimal. You get the benefit of Retina at any scaling, no other display/computer can do that. This is also the best interim solution considering the non-retina design of almost all software and websites.
  7. Mattgfx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012
    I just wish they also allowed you to run the native resolution for many of us techies. Maybe ML will have it...
  8. Rmafive macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    Richmond, Virginia
    I think that they assume if you are a techie, you can figure out how to get it to native resolution! :p It really isn't a practical option for most consumers, which is probably why they didn't include it.
  9. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    sorry but running that high resolution on a 15" is kind of really stupid.
  10. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    2880x1800 works great in windows due to dpi scaling on 125% and 150%

    in osx it isnt that good, but you can atleast make text/icons bigger and zoom on webpages. i adjusted to native resolution pretty fast. and im loving it
  11. sahot macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    The system would run slightly faster compared to the "best for retina" option, but I doubt it would be noticeable (it wasn't when i tried, but i don't notice much lag anyway).

    Also, I have 20x20 vision and there is no way I could work at a resolution that high, I know that some people probably can but apple certainly isn't one to put in something that would not only be useful to a very small percentage of users but would appear broken to many who don't know what's going on.

    Should they? Maybe, but you know, it's just not apple.
  12. Mattgfx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012
    Went to the apple store today and they changed the resolution settings. Now you can change the resolution by size not the text thing anymore!
  13. jcpb macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
    That's making use of what the system has to offer and is therefore not stupid.
  14. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    I'm running at native resolution right now. Things are definitely small, but this is not a major problem for my young eyes and 20/20 vision. I could see it being difficult for most.

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