Windows 8 shown running on Retina Display MacBook Pro

Earlier this week, Apple revealed some new MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook models. One of them is the new 15.4-inch MacBook Pro which has a 2800 x 1800 resolution display. So how does Windows 8 look running on a notebook with such a high resolution screen? AnandTech.com decided to find out and installed Windows 8 on their new Retina Display MacBook Pro.

The article contains several screenshots showing Windows 8 running on the new MacBook Pro at the notebook's top resolution. The story states that the trailer for the upcoming James Bond movie, Skyfall, shown on the bottom left of the screenshot above, is running in a full 1920 x 1080 window. It adds that text on the display is very small at that display setting and that raising the DPI scaling makes the text more legible.

The new MacBook Pro has an NVIDIA graphics chip inside. At the time this article was posted, NVIDIA had yet to release any Windows 8 Release Preview drivers for its notebook graphics chips (the company has since released beta versions of those drivers).

It will be interesting to see if any of the PC makers who are currently developing Windows 8-based notebooks and tablets will launch models with a display that has as high of a resolution as the new MacBook Pro and the iPad.

Source: AnandTech | Image via AnandTech

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