What resolution do you run your MacBook at?

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  1. Chub macrumors member

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    I've recently picked up a new MacBook, I'm very pleased with it so far. I was just wondering what scaled resolution do other MacBook users use? I started with using the 1440x900 scaled resolution to get a bit more space, but I noticed it made some of the UI animations a little laggy.

    I ended up settling for the default resolution, which looks sharper and I can deal with the small decrease in screen real estate. However, I have noticed that animations aren't super smooth until I chose 1152x720 resolution. The scaled resolution does confuse me slightly as technically 1152x720 would be the most "retina" resolution to run the screen at.
     
  2. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    1440x900, it's (almost) perfect for the 12" screen.
     
  3. mathpunk macrumors regular

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    I have been running 1440x900 for the last year, mostly because it matches the resolution of the 13" MBA I replaced with the rMB. However, I tried 1152x720 just to see how it looked, and I think I might just stick with it. So far I don't really miss the extra real estate, but the text is quite a bit better and the rendering is definitely faster.
     
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  7. SchodMC macrumors member

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    More space, too (1440x900). Somethimes I switch to optimized (1280x800), but I'm still familiar with the higher resolution because of my old MBA. Also I'm not able to see any difference between optimized and more space. So, no need to not use the more of space. ;-)
     
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    1440 x 900 most of the time, with occasional ventures into 1680x1050 (or whatever it is) for certain tasks.
     
  10. applesith macrumors 68020

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    More space (all the space!). Really like that option for all my macs.
     
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    I can't understand how u guys are running a scaled resolution and live with the lag.
    My top of the line 15" rMBP (2.3Ghz / 16GB / 1TB SSD / GT750M 2GB) lags like hell using a scaled resolution so every time I switch back to the optimized resolution.
    It drives me insane. I'm curios how's the lag on rMB.
     
  13. SchodMC macrumors member

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    I only can talk about 1440x900. I for myself could not find a noteable difference between the two (if there is something that lags, it lags in 1280x800, too). I think it is because of the Intel HD 515 - seems to be powerful enough for both of that resolutions.
     
  14. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Since I also use 1680x1050 sometimes, I'll chime in as well. I've not noticed any lag with either resolution; my rMB is as (or more) responsive than my quad-core i7 mac mini driving a 1440p display.
     
  15. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    damn that little guy is strong.
    i can't believe that the iGPU performs better than my Nvidia GT.
     
  16. SchodMC macrumors member

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    I think the problem is, that the MBP is not using the nVidia GPU for desktop rendering, while the Intel HD 515 has more power than your build in Intel GPU (what ever that will be). Or am I wrong with that theory?

    EDIT: BTW., it is amazing how the HD 515 performs. It still is an integrated chip that don't have the power of current AMD / nVidia GPUs, but it has more power than it seems.
     
  17. BeatCrazy macrumors 6502a

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    Ya, HD515 is a work horse. Does great for iMovie exports, and handles web better than the HD5000 in my Late 2014 Mac mini.
     
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  19. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    I never use the Intel chipset, only the Nvidia GPU.
    It's Iris PRO btw
     
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    Can you post a screenshot? I'm curious what that looks like.
     
  22. neo_cs193p macrumors newbie

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    1152x720. And I'm using Xcode :)
    I enjoy larger text, it's comfortable and I don't need to hunch over.
     
  23. ajpuciat, Jul 7, 2016
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    That's what I use as well.
     

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