What resolution looks the best?

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  1. Alexjones macrumors 6502

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    I have my retina 15in Macbook pro set to 1680x1050, The setting just to the right of the setting labled best ( retina).
     
  2. tmoerel macrumors 6502

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    Whatever works for you is what works best for you. This is a personal preference based on taste.
    Taste is one of those concepts which you can discuss to death but in the end it is only down to personal preference!

    Personally I like 1680x1050
     
  3. Windows&Apple macrumors regular

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    I like it on the highest setting. Its all up to you.
     
  4. theromz macrumors regular

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    I use 1680x1050 on my 13", if I had a 15" I would switch too 1200p. I really like to get as much space as I can.
     
  5. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    yeah same i meant 2880x1800 as in 1:1 pixels and not 4:1
     
  6. bigpoppamac31, Nov 3, 2013
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    The amount of pixels on the retina display doesn't change. The default resolution of the 13" and 15" are still 1280x800 and 1440x900 respectively. But the pixel density is 2560x1600 and 2880x1800 respectively. So it's twice as many pixels but the same viewing area as the non retina screens prior. Still I'd "scale" it to 1680x1050 on a 15" like I have now with my "hi-res" antiglare screen cMBP.
     
  7. AirThis macrumors 6502a

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    Matter of personal opinion. For me: 1920 x 1200
     
  8. Orr macrumors 6502

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    1680x1050 for regular use.
    2880x1800 for gaming.
     
  9. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    Well no matter what resolution you set it at you're still using 2880x1800 pixels. You're just changing the scalable viewing area.
     
  10. Dovahkiing macrumors regular

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    I guess I'm the only one who prefers the default 1440x900, pixel-doubled, "retina" resolution. I'm coming from a regular 1440x900 display though, so that's the screen size i'm already used to.

    For you guys who run different resolutions, do you notice the performance issues apple warns about? Something having to do with rendering at a higher resolution then scaling down to fit the screen.
     
  11. sarakn macrumors 6502a

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    I have mine set to 1920; 1440 is way too big. It's crisp and clear, but not useful for me. Just to respond, I switched to 1440 and this reply box occupies a fair portion of the screen. 1680 is decent, but it starts feeling a little on the large side after a while. 1920 works well for me.

    Also, I don't notice any performance issues.
     
  12. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    i also prefer it when I'm using the computer for leisure

    but 27" iMac space on a 15" screen is great for productivity
     

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