RMBP Boot Camp Owners - How well does windows handle the resolution?

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  1. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    This is a simple question but one of some significance. How does the Retina Macbook Pro handle the resolution under windows 7? Is it 1440x900 or 2880 x1800? Are there options for scaling the images and text like on OSX?
     
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    Is there somewhere with a write up for Windows 7, or anybody that has tried it on 7?
     
  5. Acidsplat macrumors regular

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    I was able to download the drivers through Boot Camp Assistant for my RMBP last night and installed Windows 7. It defaults to 2880x1800 with 150% DPI.
     
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    When will Apple update the bootcamp to officially support the retina macbook pro? They should have had an update ready on release day!
     
  7. Acidsplat macrumors regular

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    They already did. I was able to download the drivers yesterday through Boot Camp Assistant.
     
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    Great! I feel kind of behind the loop now, but I don't have my comp yet anyway.
     
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  10. ladeer macrumors 6502

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    Seriously?? They got the driver now??? Woow can it be used at 150%?
     
  11. ladeer macrumors 6502

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    can someone post a screen shot of this native resolution w/ 150% dpi Windows 7? Is it actually usable?
    What are the resolution choices that I can have? Can I choose a lower resolution option?
    Does it also have driver for everything else, such as wifi, sound, bluetooth, etc.?
     
  12. Acidsplat macrumors regular

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    (MacRumors compressed the screenshot, but you get the idea)

    You can choose among many lower resolutions and edit the DPI to higher or lower, should you choose to. Everything works, including USB 3. I'm actually in the process of upgrading it to Windows 8 Release Preview to see how it handles.

    The Sims 3 works beautifully at 2880x1800 and highest settings. I tried on Mac OS X and it choked a lot, I'm guessing because it is running through Cider emulation. Skyrim works great on Ultra settings with a 1080p resolution; still looks amazing.
     

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  13. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    It is just me, or does that look better than the way OS X scales the resolution?
     
  14. Acidsplat macrumors regular

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    That's because OS X doesn't allow you to use the 2880x1800 resolution natively. All of the screen options in OS X are scaled.

    Its a personal preference thing. :) You can lower the resolution in Windows to sorta emulate that if someone prefers.
     
  15. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    I understand that, but does Windows look better/more usable? I was disappointed at the one I saw in the store - the way it scaled. And when the scale was changed to simulate higher resolution, it was not smooth.
     
  16. Acidsplat macrumors regular

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    Windows handles the resolution well if you want the ultimate amount of real estate. Alot of apps just aren't DPI-aware, so it can be frustrating to use. The highest screen real estate you can get is 1920x1200 in OS X, but that is a lot more easier on the eyes and more uniform with apps.

    So basically Windows 7 gives you the highest usable amount of space, but a lot of apps have trouble using it fully. Mac OS X gives you smaller real estate, but apps are more uniform. Its a personal preference thing.
     

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