How does MS Office (or any un-retina-optimized app) look on the Retina mbp? I'll be getting one and need MS Office Pro for college and have heard the text in a Word document (and I assume the other apps) look blurry. Is there a way to fix that? I've already got blurry vision so that's why I'm getting the Retina MBP (other than the awesome cool-factor of owning one!) lol
Will the text be blurry and if so how can I fix it? Is there an expected date that Microsoft is working on getting it fixed and an update sent out?
I retract that last statement. People on the Microsoft Answers websites have no idea as to what could happen. Someone even wrote:
After a very painful 20 minute discussion with a pre-sales rep at Microsoft I can only conclude that Retina support will come with a new release (not update to 2011) of Office and that update could come this or next year. i.e. be comfortable with current situation for up to 1.5 years unless anyone has any hacks around this. Thanks for the LED font smoothing - I'll head back to the store and give it a try.
I'd honestly hold off on getting MS Office until they make their intentions clear to update/optimize MS Office 2011. I personally am waiting until 2013 as I'm content with iWork and what it does.