What resolution are you running your Retina iMac at?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by VirtualRain, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    What resolution are you running at?

    - Best for Retina (2560x1440)?
    - Scaled to 2880x1620?
    - Scaled to 3200x1800?
    - Native (5120x2880)?

    Something else?

    Why did you pick what you did?
  2. FredT2 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2009
    2560x1440. For anything above that text gets too small for me. I've been using a 26-inch NEC 1920x1200 monitor for a long time, so initially the 2560x1440 seemed too small, but text is so sharp that I've adapted to it.
  3. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    3200 day to day, native for games and some apps that I'm used to and want to run full-screen such as Logic Pro, FCPX, Pixelmator etc.
  4. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Nice. Native is crazy!... I tried it briefly just now at the local Apple Store and it made me cross-eyed. :confused:

    I was most comfortable at 3200.
  5. NYhoosier macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2012
    2880x1620 - it was a compromise as I wanted more real estate than the 2560x1440 setting without having to sacrifice full-plus window sizes.

    I originally purchased a 2013 27" iMac 2 days before the confirmation of the October announcement. The price differential wasn't large enough to prevent me from switching. So glad I did...the ability to scale the screen to a higher resolution and have it be crystal clear makes me actually want to work.
  6. mustu macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2011
    hi please let me know how i can set it to native resolution.
  7. Onimusha370 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    Try option-clicking on which resolution you want when you're in the display preferences


    I run at 2880x1620, initially thought I'd prefer the 1800x3200 for the extra space (my eyesight is fairly good) but I really like having the text that bit bigger. Makes it super easy to read
  8. mustu macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2011
    I get all apart from 5120x 2880 in the scales options.

    I am trying to find the 5120 ( native ) one.

    Please help

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