What resolution are you running your Retina iMac at?

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  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    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 6502

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    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

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    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

    VirtualRain

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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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