Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jul 2012 01:50 UTC
Windows "Though Windows 7 doesn't quite have the same experience when it comes to resolution and scaling control as OS X does - it can be a bit of a chore to get it just the way you like it - it's still quite useable on the Retina MacBook Pro's 15" 2880 x 1800 pixel screen. I recommend running Windows at full resolution with the 150 percent scaling setting - that seemed to give the best overall usability. 'Retina' class desktop displays are still a relative rarity today, so it will be some time before software developers adapt applications to best take advantage of such a resolution. In the meantime, you should have no trouble running Windows on the Retina MacBook Pro if the need arises." A look at how Windows 8 handles the display would've been nice, too.
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Tue 24th Jul 2012 04:44 UTC
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Thom, what info on how Window handles the display is missing?
I thought he was thorough. Windows runs the display at it's native resolution, but the Apple software adjusts the DPI scaling. Some apps handle it better than others (Office is given as an example of an app that handles some parts of DPI scaling well, and other parts poorly).
The mouse cursor looks crappy.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Athlander on Tue 24th Jul 2012 18:25 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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As D-Master-D pointed out below, Thom is referring to Windows 8. The article does reference another article which explains the Metro apps in Windows 8 have a new scaling system but in the consumer preview Desktop Mode uses the same system as Windows 7.

Going back to the original article, there are some interesting comments regarding Windows 8 running on the MacBook.

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