Retina macbook at native resolution

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  1. radiologyman, Jun 19, 2015
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    radiologyman macrumors 6502

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    I am running 12 inch macbook at 1152x720 pixels, which is a 1/4 of native resolution of 2304x1440. I do feel that it makes everything slightly sharper and faster given that no scaling is involved.
     
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    Too little workplace for my needs, running mine at 1440x900

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    How is that relevant to this thread? Maybe I'm missing something.
     
  4. zhenya macrumors 603

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    More so than your reply!

    Integer resolutions are the best, but Apple's system does a remarkably good job at making the other resolutions look great. I'm using http://www.pupil.io as a quick resolution switcher, generally at 1680x1050 as I find anything less to require a lot more scrolling than I like. For me the whole point of a high-resolution screen is that elements are sharp enough to allow for a large workspace on a tiny screen. 1152x720 is less real estate than I was using 10 years ago!
     
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    Purely a comment, nor am Having any issue at this resolution.

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  6. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I've been amazed at how clear the higher resolutions look. I've been quite please with how crisp they look.
     
  7. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I use 1680x1050 too. At times it seems to make things a bit too small. I think 1536x960 looks a bit better.
     
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    I'm all for keeping threads on track, but what exactly do you expect for a reply when the OP started a thread to simply state they like X resolution? Not too much more to say other than offer an opinion of what resolution we like.
    Technically, there is always scaling involved. What you're referring to is essentially integer scaling - there's no interpolation between native resolution and the scaled resolution.

    While integer scaling will generally look sharpest because there's no pixel interpolation, using a lower scaled resolution that renders on-screen elements larger will inherently make those elements look "sharper" as well (assuming retina-quality elements are provided). Text, icons and hi-res images are going to display more detail because more pixels are making up a larger on-screen element. It seems kind of obvious, but often overlooked in these discussions.
     

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