Running Windows 8 on the Retina Display MacBook Pro [Images]
AnandTech has put Windows 8 on the new Retina Display MacBook Pro and managed to run the OS at a full 2880 x 1800 resolution.
Unfortunately, the GeForce GT 650M doesn't have native driver support in Windows 7 or Windows 8 yet.
Even without a working NVIDIA driver, I was able to get a feel for what a 2880 x 1800 setting would look like on a traditional desktop under Windows 8. If you remember back to our scaling and display analysis articles, Apple doesn't offer a desktop resolution equivalent higher than 1920 x 1200 under OS X. The thinking being that unscaled 2880 x 1800 would just be too small for the desktop, icon text and default UI elements... Text is indeed very small, but I suspect those with very good eyesight could actually be ok with this. I would love to see Apple actually expose a native resolution option under OS X.
Check out some screenshots of the new notebook running Windows 8 in 2880x1800 below...