This is the font looks on my friend's Macbook Pro: enter image description here

This is the font looks on my computer with DELL U2412M monitor: enter image description here

They look different, the first one looks smooth and the second one looks blurry.

Anyone have insight on this?

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    How old is the Macbook Pro? Does it has a retina display? This means it will be way smoother then the monitor. – rwzdoorn Sep 29 '16 at 6:36

Macbook Pro might have a retina display, that's why it's smoother then the monitor.


It looks different because your Macbook and the Dell does not get the same resolution. Your Macbook should display 1280*800 or 2560 x 1600 or other, and the Dell displays 1900*1200. The ratio is not the same, it has to be stretched.

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