What scaling/DPI have you set your MBP 16 to?

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by Spartan, Nov 30, 2019.

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What scaling/DPI have you set your MBP 16 to?

  1. 2048x1280

    66.7%
  2. 1792x1120

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  3. 1536x960

    33.3%
  4. 1344x840

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  5. 1152x720

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    0.0%
  1. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Unlike my previous 2019 MBP 15 which had the scaling level set to default which in turn was a bit blurry compared to a scaling of 1:1 ratio of 1440x900, the moment I setup my new MBP 16 I noticed that Apple has changed this and is no longer set to Default but instead had a scaling of 1792x1120.

    I changed it to 1536x960 as that would result in a 1:1 scaling ratio which should theoretically provide the best clarity/crispiness of fonts and whatnot.

    What have you set your scaling to?
     
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  2. Aivxtla

    Aivxtla Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah MacOS seems to default to a 1.71x scaling factor by default which was 1680 on the old models and 1792 on the new one as it has more pixels.

    I was a bit anal about perfect scaling at first going back and forth between 1536/2048 but I really wanted more space, for me everything was too big at 1536 so I moved on to 2048, at least for me the loss of sharpness was minimal, despite ironically my own past annoyance in posts.

    I really wished it was a true 4K screen so I could have it perfectly scaled to HD. However it’s not too bad for me at least. Just way too hard for me to go to 1536 after using HD (200% setting) scaling on my W10 4K laptop. You know interestingly W10 defaults to 1536 (250%) scaling on 15” 4K displays.
     
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  3. Spartan

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    What about this app:

    SwitchResX

    It allows you to set a higher resolution
     
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    I have mine set to more space
     
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