rMBP 1080 scaling

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  1. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

    Commy1

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    Hey everyone,
    I have ordered a new rMBP 13" and have a 23" LG 1080 monitor. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how well Mavericks scales the proportions?
    As I understand it, the Retina is a much much higher resolution size, exact numbers I'm not sure at the moment.
     
  2. Cmd-the-World macrumors regular

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    What do you want to know exactly?

    If you are planning to use the monitor as a secondary display then the apps and text displayed on the rMBP would use the HiDPI assets and look super sharp (assuming the app has been updated to support a retina display). The apps displayed on the external monitor would use the normal assets and would look the same as any other computer connected with the display.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    There won't be letterboxing, pillarboxing or stretching if that's what your wondering.
     
  4. christarp macrumors 6502

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    I'm using this exact setup on my RMBP right now, 1680x1050 on the macbook, and a 1920x1200 monitor externally via hdmi.

    The Retina macbook pro looks super sharp and amazing like always, and the external display is running at its native 1920x1200 and looks just fine.

    They both fill up the whole screen, there is no stretching or anything.
     
  5. Commy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Commy1

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    Very cool, I hope my setup works the same as yours. Never know with technology
     
  6. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    It'll work, monitors almost aways work just fine.
     

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