Retina screen at 1400 x 900?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
  2. AfzalivE macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    You'll need a small screen to go retina at that resolution. I'm not sure I want to sacrifice reading ability for something like that.
  3. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    I was wondering how the battery is at this res?
  4. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2010
    I think he is asking people who have the new retina mac how it looks when set to this resolution.
  5. MacReloaded macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2007
    There's no option for this resolution in the Retina displays.
  6. C4FF macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    engadget are saying that the retina screen looks better than the old screens EVEN AT 1440x900.
  7. therealseebs macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2010
    I think the intent is to ask about how it works/behaves with pixel doubling -- that is, treating the display as a 1440x900 display even though it actually has 2880x1800 pixels addressible.
  8. AfzalivE macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Retina just an with a much greater native resolution?

    I have yet to see any LCD with more than one native resolution, everything would become blurry, wouldn't it?
  9. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2009
    When you turn the computer on for the first time what you are seeing is basically 1440x900. The only difference is that everything is sharper, since there is a greater pixel density. With Retina and resolution scaling, the physical screen resolution no longer necessarily equals the display resolution. So even though the screen is 2880x1800, the elements on screen are scaled to appear the same as the 1440x900 display on a standard MBP. You don't get any extra desktop space, unless you scale the resolution to the 1680x1050 or 1900x1200 equivalent.

    There is no way the computer would be usable if it actually rendered everything at 2880x1800 native. Normal 12 point text would be illegible on a 15" screen.
  10. Karr271 macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    I visited an apple store today. The retina display is simply beautiful. The workspace is suitable, however i can see it being a bit small. In 1440x900, the screen was super sharp. You simply have to see it for yourself. I even put it in 1920x1200 mode and it was still beautiful, but things might be a little bit too small for some. It looked better than any other MacBook pro. Also, the glare wasn't as bad as on other pros.

    In any mode, the display was amazing.

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