New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom_N
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Re: New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...
In reply to graybalanced, May 2, 2013

graybalanced wrote:

glasswave wrote:

My main fear is that it won't play nice when I am in windows.

PC World article from last week:

The Most Reliable Windows Laptop is a Mac

I would think the biggest concern would not be reliability, but the Retina display.  Mac OS X pulls some tricks to allow user interface elements to stay the same size (with the extra pixels being used to render extra detail, when the application is aware enough to allow that).

If Windows 7 treats the Retina display's resolution as implying a huge desktop, the physical sizes of the user interface elements are going to be very small.  I know Windows 7 has some scaling controls (and as a last resort, I guess one could lower the video card resolution to a non-native setting).  So how well, in practice, do they work out?

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