I was checking out a MacBookPro with Retina display a few days ago in the mall, and I noticed something:
- Photos look awesome
- Apple apps had super sharp text
- All other apps that I tried had awful looking text (Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat)
I tried running at different resolutions, but it didn't help. I did note that PDF files created in MS Word (which looked awful in MS Word) looked beautiful in Preview, so I don't think its a problem of source files.
I'm a developer, so I'll likely be using tools like Ruby Mine, Coda, Textmate, Visual Studio in Parallels, etc. I assume vim in the terminal is going to look fine, but I didn't check.
What can help with this? How can I prevent text from looking awful? It's my livelihood, so it has to work.
Note: fellow programmers.stackexchange.com user has added this comment below:
text in the Eclipse IDE and Xcode look fine. MS Word not so much.
This came from a discussion about programming on "high resolution screens" that may be of good reference to anyone reading this. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/154710/do-higher-resolution-laptop-displays-matter-for-programmers