Screen Resolution When Running Parallels Windows 8 On Macbook Pro Retina

Conclusion

Run Windows at 1920×1200 on your Retina Screen.

Reasoning

If you run native retina resolution (2880×1440) and set your fonts to 200%, you’ll find strange behavior with windows. Certain dialogs (like the file open dialog) run incorrectly as well as many other anomalies. My experience has been that the native retina screen does a great job of presenting 1920×1200 so that is my choice. Pictures are great, speed is great, everything works well. It also means I don’t have to change the font s when I go back in forth between external monitors and my notebook.

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