Why does my rMBP show 3840x2400 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KKStoklund, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. KKStoklund macrumors newbie

    KKStoklund

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Location:
    Denmark
    #1
    Hi people,

    I just got a new 15" Haswell MBP. Why does it say that the screen is 3840x2400 when it's only 2880x1800?

    When I take a screenshot of the entire screen and open it up in Photoshop, the image also 3840x2400.

    Thanks :)

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Shmanky macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto
  3. jawee macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Location:
    Sweden
    #3
    Shows 3360x2100 on the 13 inch haswell rmbp. Can't answer your question though.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Trixxr macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2013
    #4
    that is a really good question!
    I haven't received mine - so I don't have any input (except for a thread bump)
     
  5. Creep89 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    #5
    It shows you 3840x2400 because you set the resolution in the system preferences to 1920x1200. As a result, the graphic card renders the whole picture at 3840x2400 and scales it down to 2880x1800. It's really weird and I think Apple should always show 2880x1800 instead of the virtual resolution.
     
  6. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

    laurihoefs

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2013
    #6
    This. OP, try changing the resolution to 'Best for retina', and it will show the native resolution.

    I agree, that it's strange the resolution is reported thet way in About this Mac. I had not noticed that before.
     

Share This Page