What do you use the retina display for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stanw, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    The retina display has a resolution of 2560x1600, however, HD video is only 1920x1080. What are you able to view with those extra pixels? I can't see it making a difference with video since it is only delivered currently at most 1920x1080.

    Does it help when reading text on web pages? What else?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mobidutch macrumors member

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    The retina display on the 15" rMBP is actually 2880x1800. On a PC that would mean tiny text, unless you scale up fonts. On the rMBP, it actually show the same amount of e.g. a web page as a 1400x900 MBP. But it uses 4 pixels to 1, and can use color shades for these for pixels to make the text look much sharper. Similar to the "font smoothing" feature in Windows, but now for all elements on the screen. You can choose other effective resolutions as well, it will still look better.
     
  3. Cameraman12 macrumors member

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    I use it to process photo's. Working in Aperture on a retina display is amazing!
     
  4. vpro macrumors 65816

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    You rock - hard!

    You are my favorite poster! HAHAHAHA! When I test driven the rmacbook before returning it I didn't even think to porn surf. *Blush*
     
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    When I read the title of the thread, my first thought was "to look at".
     
  6. AirThis macrumors 6502a

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    I use it as a mirror when I shave in the morning. I've got no idea what to do with all those pixels. :p
     
  7. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    For Image retention plus porn, you imagine these two combos.
     
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  9. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    i use it for every day tasks, now with much better resolution.

    and just to confirm, it is 2880x1800, no idea where you got 2560x1600 from ^^.
     
  10. gbit macrumors member

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    just for bragging that my friends laptops are all bulls**t
     
  11. SpitUK macrumors 6502

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    Dont forget you can view the 1080p video while editing on a 1:1 pixel basis plus have all the UI elements on view. Once you look at that its stunning.
     
  12. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

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    I usually run at just 1920x1200 on the MBPr, the extra screen real estate is useful for web browsing and coding mostly.
     
  13. SchuettS macrumors 6502

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    +1
     

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