Retina Resolution & Screen Space

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dreamtenstudios, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. dreamtenstudios macrumors member

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    At first, I was slightly disappointed that the 2880x1800 would function as a 1440x900 display, which would result in losing some real estate when compared to my current hi-res @ 1680x1050.

    My fears were allayed when I read this article by Anandtech on scaling and resolutions - http://www.anandtech.com/show/5996/how-the-retina-display-macbook-pro-handles-scaling - Was excited to learn that you can use different resolutions and gain even more real estate than before. You can change the resolution to function as 1920x1200 screen! Yes, this will mean slightly decreased image quality compared to default retina, but I barely notice the pixels now, so I'm sure things will look fine at that res.
     
  2. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Oh wow, that's pretty awesome! It could be very useful too depending on what you're working on (image editing vs programming vs writing vs gaming, etc)

    Makes me want to pick one up myself :p

    But wallet says no :(
     
  3. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    This is good news, I'm currently using a 1680x1050 Matte MBP and honestly worried about losing vertical space.

    I wonder how the scaling looks at 1680 however...
     
  4. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

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    The 2880x1800 retina cannot play the 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 resolutions at NATIVE. It's artificially scaled, thus some type of blurriness is meant to happen. I'm sure the fonts will be crispier at 1400x900 than at 1920x1200 or 1680x1050.
     
  5. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    Judging by the dialog box, the Apple fonts are extremely sharp at all resolutions. I guess your content mileage will vary, just like how bad web images now look on the iPad. :)
     

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