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Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Hardware News |

What if you install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Retina Display?

What if you install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Retina Display?

Following the launch of the MacBook Pro 15-inch high resolution screen (2880 x 1800 pixels), some doubt arose were curious about what happens when you install 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 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 10.7.4 to several aspects, such as OpenGL Cinebench 11.5 or generally under the Geekbench benchmark, where it succeeds 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:

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What if you install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Retina Display? image 3What if you install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Retina Display? image 4 In short, the screen adaptation is doing very well and performance is sometimes even higher on Windows 7, so installing the OS on the Retina Display does not seem such a bad idea …

Link: Windows and OS X Boot Camp: Redmond running at “Retina” resolution (Ars Technica)

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