Screenshot from Retina Display MacBook Pro Shows 5.1 Million Pixels of Dashboard

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
  2. JGowan macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2003
    Mineola TX
    Wow! 2880 by 1880! That's amazing! Better resolution that a Thunderbolt display! Just wow!

    Here are the specs for Apple's 27-inch Thunderbolt Display for comparison:

    27-inch (diagonal viewable image size) thin film transistor (TFT) active-matrix liquid crystal display (LCD) with in-plane switching (IPS)

    Resolution: 2560 by 1440 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
    Brightness: 375 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio: 1000:1
    Response time: 12 ms​
  3. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Question: Is this machine good enough to replace my 24" 2.4 GHz Al iMac?

    Or am I going to miss those 9" of desktop I'll lose?

    As pretty as it is, I just don't think I can justify purchasing it...
  4. brock2621 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2007
  5. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    A very small and insignificant thing I noticed: the little dots on the background are pushed out. My dashboard background dots are pushed in.

    The widgets are so nice and clear though. It's amazing.

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  6. Torrijos macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2006
    This machine is actually faster than the small iMac, plus the fact that it has SSD standard makes it a really reactive system.

    The GPU is an improvement, while still being a mobile GPU, you won't be playing games at native resolution (but even top of the line single GPU cards would barely manage it), but for the rest it's fine.
  7. pezj macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2012
  8. Baklava macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
  9. Torrijos macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2006
    I wanted one too!! (Or a mac mini with a gt650M ^^)

    But seeing the meager update to the MacPro, the iMac upgrade might be a little beefier in order to offer an alternative to the pro line... Retina iMac? Anyone?
  10. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    i think its just the brain playing tricks on you
  11. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    Nice. However, I won't be getting a retina display capable computer until they release retina Cinema Displays - since getting my iPad I only use my MacBook Pro once a week for meetings.
  12. tokyorose macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    Does anyone know if there is anyway to disable the pixel doubling?

    I have great eyesight and my work requires a lot of desktop space. If I could use the existing applications at the full res it would greatly increase my productivity on laptops where I typically find it very difficult to work.

    I plan on buying one in the next few days, after deciding against an iMac -- which I was hoping would get to 4k+ -- but this would be a big influence in which I purchase.
  13. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Ordered this guy today. Best case scenario it will be here in 9 days. Worst case is 13. BTO 2.6 512 16. Can't wait! This is going to be great for design and photography. Excited that CS6 and Coda 2 will support retina out of the gate.
  14. ken94538 macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2011
    Same here. I will wait for a 27" retina display.
  15. ladeer macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2007
    Got mine too late. Already 7-10 days till shipping...arhhh if they come out in store I am gonna return the one I ordered online and buy from store!!
  16. CoolCatGee macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2008
    On 10.8 it looks the same, light up top and dark on the bottom of the circles...
  17. Voidness macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
  18. hazmatzak macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2008
    Apps like video and photo editing should use 1:1 pixels by default (once they are Retina-enabled). For text, just choose a smaller font size for the editor/browser/terminal. About the only thing that cannot be easily un-doubled are UI elements like buttons and palettes.
  19. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    Aww thanks. You're beautiful too! :)
  20. deecasey macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    For anyone still even using Dashboard on default as a space is crazy, you can revert it back to Snow Leopard-styled sitting on-top of the desktop in your Preferences > Mission Control lol
  21. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    Great for design?

    I think it's going to be painful to design with unless it's print work. Web is going to be tough to get used to.

    Read more here
  22. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    That's fine and all, but I didn't say I needed a faster computer. Until SCII:HoTS or HL2:E3 come out and require a faster computer, I'm just fine with this one speed wise.

    What I'm asking about is the screen. How noticeable will it be if I swap out my iMac's 24" for this thing's 15"? I suspect that, pretty as it is, I'll definitely miss the real estate I'll lose. I enjoy having two Xcode projects + documentation + Safari with a bunch of tabs open all visible at once and not overlapping. This is doable without having the screen feel too cramped on my iMac. On this new MacBook Pro, I suspect it'll feel very cramped.
  23. tokyorose macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    I think you misunderstood my question. I want to use OLD apps - without Retina-enabled functionality - specifically for the advantage of having all of the ui elements at half the size and a very large desktop. These are not apple apps.

    Simply I just don't want apple to double the pixels for non retina enabled apps -- optionally of course as most people will want the pixels doubled. I want the buttons and interface tiny as if it were just a regular hi res screen.

    Once the are Retina-enabled the whole point is lost and the screen adds no functionality for my uses just aesthetic eye candy which I can do with out.

    Is that possible?
  24. hazmatzak macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2008
    No, I understood your question. There might be a developer/unofficial tool/hack to turn off HiDPI support, but I haven't heard of one yet. Give it a week.

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