RMBP Users: What Resolution are you Running?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bioyuki, Jun 17, 2012.


What resolution are you running on your RMBP?

  1. I'm 55 years old - 1024x640

    2 vote(s)
  2. 1280x800

    0 vote(s)
  3. 1440x900

    24 vote(s)
  4. 1680x1050

    7 vote(s)
  5. 1920x1200

    19 vote(s)
  6. I'm a hax0r - 2880x1800

    16 vote(s)
  1. bioyuki macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Curious to see what folks are using on their RMBP. I'm going back and forth between 1680x1050 and 1920x1200.
  2. thatguy215 macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Does scaling up to 1920x1200 reduce the screen quality?
  3. Masterfox72 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2012
    Wait you guys blew 2000 on a laptop and don't run it at its full resolution?
  4. samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    I'm running at full res as I plan to sue Apple for eyestrain, just like I sued them because I turned my iPod up too loud.
  5. Masterfox72 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2012
    I didn't mean for my post to be mean, and I know as you increase the resolution text and things get smaller, but if most people can't even run the retina display at full resolution, you won't even get the display benefits. Then why she'll out so much for it if you can't use it's full potential?
  6. rudyrudell macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    there are more benefits then just desktop space in regards to resolution though
  7. samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    I was only joking, but the whole point of the increased resolution is to make everything much sharper, not solely to increase real estate.
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    The default mode is "Looks like 1440x900". You're still actually running at 2880x1800, but everything is sharper and more detailed (like iPad 2 to iPad 3). There are also "Looks like 1680x1050" and "Looks like 1920x1200" modes, but they aren't literally running at 1680x1050 and 1920x1200.

    They're actually pixel doubled modes, so the "Looks like 1920x1200" mode is actually running at 3840x2400. It then gets downscaled to 2880x1800.

    Basically you get to decide how much screen real estate you want, while still using all 2880x1800 pixels for the final product. It's better quality than simply running at non-native resolution, since it's still using the double size Retina graphics. People who have used both in person say that the "1680x1050" and "1920x1200" modes both look better than the previous high-res 15" MBP and 17" MBP respectively.
  9. Xcelerate macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Lol at over 40% of people running 2880x1800 (but seriously, I like that resolution).
  10. bioyuki thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Yeah I'm surprised that many folks are running it at native. I do wish Apple gave us the option though.

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