rMBP blurry in scaled res?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BkkChris, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. BkkChris macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2002
    So I am thinking of switching from my 2012 Air to a new rMPB 13 but cannot give up the 1440 res so would be running the rMBP in 1440 scaled always. I have tried them out in the Apple store a few time and to my eyes the scaled resolutions, while offering the resolution you want, seem rather blurry. I know there is a slight performance hit running scaled resolutions, but I was surprised that the visual performance took as big a hit as it does. Is it just me or is this what others notice?
  2. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    Its much clearer if you're running 1440x900 HiDPI on the rMBP over the MBA.
  3. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    I had the same issue with the retina screen when it was released. Anything other than the 1440x900 res looked blurry. I bought the 2013 model and when I cranked up the res to 1920 I saw the blurry come back. About a day or so after I didn't notice any blurriness. My eyes have gotten used to the res and I don't run at any lower res. I just love this display and could never go back to anything else.
  4. AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
  5. yegon macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    Interesting. I'm about to bite the bullet on a 15" rMBP, my intention being to run it at 1920x1200. I've a 2011 mba and, alongside the higher res, I really want more screen real estate.

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