rMBP Scaled Resolution: Battery Life Drop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -BigMac-, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. -BigMac- macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hi guys.

    Since enabling the '1920x1200' scaled resolution, my battery life has dropped by about an hour.

    Apparently there is extra scaling and alteration the rMBP has to do to output the scaled resolution.

    Is anyone elses battery life effected by this?

    Thanks a lot :D
  2. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    When running at 1920x1200, everything is scaled at 3840x2400 so there should be a drop in performance and battery life.

    If you have really good eye sight, you can try running at 2880x1800 (native). Better performance and even more screen real estate.

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