Switch from Windows to OSX? (mostly for Lightroom)

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
Russell Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 12,615
Re: Switch from Windows to OSX? (mostly for Lightroom)

turnstyle wrote:

I was first looking at Windows 8.1 ultrabooks with hi-dpi displays -- but it seems like hi-dpi is still kind of hit-or-miss in Windows.


"While Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro includes a display measuring 2880x1800 pixels, the default display options do not allow users to run their systems at that raw resolution. Instead, the extra pixels are used to display a higher level of detail on a canvas representing the previous 1440x900 resolution. As a result, windows and user interface elements appear to be the same relative size as on a 1440x900 15" display, but with four times the detail. Users who wish to use a desktop with apparent resolution higher than 1440x900 can still do so, as System Preferences offers several different options ranging up to 1920x1200.

Those users who want even more screen real estate by tapping into the full 2880x1800 resolution mode of the display can also do so, but the option involves a workaround that is not authorized by Apple."


  • ntel Core i7 4500U (1.80GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 256GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • 13.3" LED QHD+, 3200 x 1800, 16:9
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 3.06lbs
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • 10/100/1000
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 8.1

Thank you

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