What Resolution do you run your Retina Pro on?

Cscottrun

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So I just got a new 13 inch retina pro. The computer defaults itself to Best (Retina), - Im not even sure what resolution that is. I'm used to one step up, 1400x900, thats what I ran my air at. I'm thinking of going 1680x1050.
 

RianT

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Sep 3, 2014
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I run 1440x900. Best for Retina is too big, the other option is too small. 1440x900 is the sweet spot for me.
 

konradsa

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Aug 25, 2014
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Depend on what I am doing:

- Surfing on couch: 1280 x 800 HiDPI
- Working on couch (coding): 1440 x 900 HiDPI
- Working at desk: 1680 x 1050 HiDPI
- Really, really need a lot of screen real estate: 1920 x 1200 or 2048 x 1280
 

RianT

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Sep 3, 2014
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Depend on what I am doing:

- Surfing on couch: 1280 x 800 HiDPI
- Working on couch (coding): 1440 x 900 HiDPI
- Working at desk: 1680 x 1050 HiDPI
- Really, really need a lot of screen real estate: 1920 x 1200 or 2048 x 1280
Which version do you have? How did you get to set those resolutions? Is there like a third party app for that?
 

paolo-

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Aug 24, 2008
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On my 15" rMBP, I keep it at the smallest, 1920*1200 when using the computer as a laptop. I set it to best for retina display when I hook it up to my external display. It's quite neat as os x automatically changes the scaling when I plug and unplug the external display.

I might look into the hacks to run the display at it's native res. I enjoy it sometimes in Windows when I need to look up a bunch of stuff at the same time.
 

zjazz

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Apr 7, 2011
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Best for Retina for every day use on my 15". All texts and webs look much better, crispier, and no white blank spaces on both sides. Much easier to read and see everything. I don't need "more space" for regular usage such as Safari, Word, iTunes, Maps, etc. ;)
But when it comes to work on Logic thats a different story, then you really need more space, so then I scale to 1920X1200. It gives enough space for everything and I barely use my external 24" anymore!
 

sdilley14

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I was wondering the same thing. I got a 13" rMBP last week and it seemed like everything on the display was bigger than usual (coming from a 13" MBA). I swtiched it to 1440x900...looks good to me!
 

Qaanol

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Jun 21, 2010
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1920×1200 HiDPI on my 15.4″

At first it seemed too small and I used 1680×1050 a lot, but lately I’ve found 1920 to be perfect. I sometimes use 2880×1800 when I want pixel-perfect accuracy and lots of space.

2880 x 1800 (more space)
I’m not sure if you’re referring to the built-in “more space” option, or simply commenting that you like to have more space.

But for the sake of clarity to other reading this, I’ll mention that on the 15.4″ rMBP the “more space” setting yields a 1920×1200 HiDPI resolution. As others have said above, there is no built-in option for true native 2880×1800: you have to use a third-party program such as RDM, QuickRes, or SwitchResX.