What if you install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Retina Display?
Following the launch of the MacBook Pro 15-inch high resolution screen retina display (2880 x 1800 pixels), some doubt arose were curious about what happens when you install windows 7 on the machine. Does it support the native resolution? Can not even install? Recent tests showed that it is not only possible, but also the operating system runs very well. In fact, too well.
Because after a process was not without difficulties to put Windows 7 to the computer, catch the system appears to the 2880 x 1800 native. This means that tiny screen elements out and is very difficult to read the text, however, this is solved thanks to the scaling of the source and graphical interfaces to 150%, which can be done through the control panel Windows. Once done, it looks pretty good.
Performance-wise, things are going to mean. Because it takes advantage Windows 7 Mac OS X 10.7.4 to several aspects, such as OpenGL Cinebench 11.5 or generally under the Geekbench benchmark, where it succeeds Microsoft software compared to Apple. However, the performance of Internet Explorer 9 is below Safari in SunSpider, although the difference is hardly noticeable during everyday use:
In short, the screen adaptation is doing very well and performance is sometimes even higher on Windows 7, so installing the OS on the MacBook Pro Retina Display does not seem such a bad idea …
Link: Windows and OS X Boot Camp: Redmond running at “Retina” resolution (Ars Technica)Tags: Apple, Mac OS X, MacBook Pro, Microsoft, retina display, retina display macbook pro, windows, Windows 7