Retina display question

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  1. bigpoppamac31, Jun 11, 2012
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    bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    Okay so the new "Retina" MBP has a resolution of 2880 x 1800. My MBP (early 2011) and the current "regular" MBP have up to 1680 x 1050. My question is what is the "actual" resolution of the new MBP?? Will texts be extremely small given its high res or are things basically "resolution independent"? Will the size of things like the text, menu bar and such be more like a 1440 x 900 or 1680 x 1050 or will they be full 2880 x 1800??
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    By default the Retina MBP will have the same amount of "work space" as a 1440x900 display, just sharper.

    However, Apple appears to be including several software scaling modes for resolutions with the same aspect ratio:

    http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs/

    So you will be able to choose between a super sharp display with the same work space as a 1440x900 display, or choose to scale things down to create the equivalent work space of a 1680x1050 (old 15" MBP high res option) or 1920x1200 (old 17" MBP resolution) display.
     
  3. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay. Thank you. Hate to sound impatient but I was getting a bit upset that everyone seemed to be bypassing my post. I actually didn't notice that when I was on the Apple site. Thanks for that. Also my MBP (early 2011) has the AMD 6490 with 256MB graphics. How much better (if any) is the new Nvidia graphics? Or do we even know yet?
     

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