Yesterday I undertook an experiment on my Mac, going into the Display settings in Preferences and scaling down from the default 2560 ✕ 1440 resolution to 1600 ✕ 900.

Because this Mac has a Retina Display, which has a native resolution of 5120 ✕ 2880, I’m not losing any pixels in the process. Instead, all the text and icons are scaled and interpolated to fit. Text remains sharp, as do most of the icons.

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