Retina Resolution & Screen Space

dreamtenstudios

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 18, 2010
50
1
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.
 

KylePowers

macrumors 68000
Mar 5, 2011
1,688
197
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 :(
 

Eallan

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2007
276
12
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...
 

KohPhiPhi

macrumors 6502a
Feb 9, 2011
763
194
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.
 

ubercool

macrumors 6502a
Jan 31, 2008
958
22
Las Vegas
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.
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. :)
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.