Verdict for UI/Web designers on rMBP in 1920x1080 mode?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sean Dempsey, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    I bought a rMBP day 1, and took it back day 2. Just couldn't jive with running it at 1920x1080. The native res is way too small for all my photoshop palettes and such, but the 1920 seems a lot better, that is what my 17" was.

    But since it's none native... I am just worried it's going to bug me, especially living in photoshop. What do people think? I won't ever use it native, so I am double worried that the slight blurring from the alternate resolution will drive me bonkers, and also that the whole debacle with doing web graphics on a OS that does strange UI and display scaling will be jarring.

    But I don't want to get a different MBP, the dvd and all that is a waste. I use an 11" air now, but have it hooked to a 27" TBD for everything.

    So what's the verdict on full time 1920x1080 usage?
  2. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I assume you mean 1920x1200.

    Well 1920x1200 HiDPI looks a tad better than real 1920x1200 on a native 1920x1200 screen, but a tad worse than 1440x900 HiDPI or 2800x1800.

    Given that the screen would be smaller (thus increasing the PPI), and that the black level / color gamut / viewing angles would also be better than on your current 17", it would be a definitive improvement, no doubt about that.

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