If you’ve read this post on our news blog, you’ve found out that Apple’s new 15.4 inch retina display Macbook Pro doesn’t actually run a full 2880×1800 screen resolution, but instead uses the higher resolution to display elements in more greater detail on the screen while maintaining the original 1440×900 screen resolution in the older 15.4 inch Macbooks.
As we’ve mentioned in the linked article above, Apple allows you to increase the screen resolution up to 1920×1200, but you can’t get any bigger than that. However, here’s a way (not approved by Apple) to get unleash the full potential of your new retina display Macbook Pro, and get it to run at 2880×1800.
Keep in mind that because you’re putting such a high resolution on a limited screen size, elements such as text on the screen will look very small, and may be difficult to read.
The easiest (and free) way to achieve this is to use a resolution changing app available on WineSkin. Here’s a link to the post.
Just download the .zip and install the “Change Resolution.app,” and you’ll be able to get your Retina Display MBP running at 2880×1800.
Additionally, another (paid) solution is to use an app called SwitchResX, available here.
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