Who's scaling their rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dailybibliotaph, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. dailybibliotaph macrumors member

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    Anyone else scaling their rMBP's? I'm a bit of an information junkie so I like to have multiple windows open - safari, twitterific app, Bloomberg TV, all visible at once. I'm not noticing any issues with performance because of the scaling. BTW- I have 15/20 vision so reading the screen isn't bad.
     
  2. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    do you mean scaling it to make things smaller like a higher res? everyone is scaling on the Macbook Pros unless they use 3rd party software to knock it up to 2880x1800 non scaled. the "best for Retina" is still scaled.
     
  3. shareef777 macrumors 68000

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    Still waiting on my unit, but I plan on scaling to allow the most desktop real estate.
     
  4. dailybibliotaph thread starter macrumors member

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    Yup. That's what I meant, scaling besides the "best for retina setting".
     
  5. Collin789 macrumors regular

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    I recently changed mine to the "Looks like 1680 x 1050." Still plenty of space and doesn't make the text too small to read.
     
  6. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    Ditto. "Best for Retina" just doesn't have enough space (yes space, not real estate. These aren't homes....), especially when you are looking at a Thunderbolt Display all day.
     
  7. Collin789 macrumors regular

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    I do like using the "Best for Retina" when I'm just browsing the web. I usually like the bigger web pages. Really though, if you want to fit as many things as you described, you'd have to go to the 1920 x 1200 setting. Even if you wanted a web page up as well as pages, you would have to put all the way up.
     
  8. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    you wanna talk about tiny.. I set mine to a scaled 3840x2400 using RDM... now that makes even the full 2880x1800 look big!
     
  9. Rmafive macrumors 6502

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    I have had it at the 1680x1050 scaled resolution. I feel that it is just right. The elements are not too small or too large.
     
  10. Itzmemark macrumors member

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    +1 for me
     
  11. d00d macrumors regular

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    I know the OP isn't seeing any performance issues, but what about the rest of you?

    Does it truly look better at the non-"best" resolutions than it does on panels at those resolutions? For example, does the 1680 setting look better than a hi-res MBP? Does the 1920 look better than on a 17"? Does it look noticeably worse than the "best" setting?
     
  12. Collin789 macrumors regular

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    I don't think having it higher makes it look worse at all. My guess for why it says "Best for Retina" is because of how large it blows everything up so you can get a better viewing experience. Text becomes large when on that setting and you can really tell how good it looks. Once again though, it looks great on all settings.
    As far as performance goes, considering scrolling looks pretty bad at all resolutions, I don't think it changes much. Once Mountain Lion gets here and the scrolling has been improved, you might notice a little performance decrease. Who knows...
     
  13. d00d macrumors regular

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    Thanks Collin. You've helped ease my fears about the more space options as I'd be using those often. It looked great in the store, but it's hard to know with a couple minutes of use if it really does look that great (and I've not owned a hi-res MBP or 17" to have a good frame of reference).

    I guess I'll stick with my current plan of fence sitting until ML is out and a broader group can attest to its positive effect on scrolling. It's not that I don't trust those that have chimed in based on Developer Preview experience, but it's not the final and hearing from more people that it fixes things goes a long way for a fence sitter.
     
  14. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    Have any of the Pro reviewers really done any comparable study of the quality of text at upscaled resolutions? There's a lot of conflicting anecdotal evidence but nothing particularly concrete that I've seen that makes me believe one side or the other to supplement my very limited 5 min looking at the display. I felt there might be some degradation at higher resolutions but honestly was not completely sure.
     
  15. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using the 1680x1050 and have no complaints.
     
  16. phantasmagoria macrumors regular

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    I was previously using a 17" MBP and am now using the same 1920x1200 resolution on the rMBP as it's just right for me. Very pleased with it.
     
  17. njean777 macrumors 6502

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    I am using the "best for retina" 1400x900 setting, I am coming from 11in Macbook Air and I have had no problems with it so far.
     
  18. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    I kick mine into 1920x1200 about a quarter of the time, but find it a little tiring for extended periods.
     
  19. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    I upped icon sizes, font sizes... all over the place, even put default CSS files for web browsers to increase their default size, and 2880x1800 with no scaling is working great for me and looks awesome.
     

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