The MacBook Pro 15" comes with native high resolution 1680X1050, with tiny system fonts. You can lower the resolution with the compromise of fuzzy fonts. There is one approach can be taken similar to Windows DPI adjustment. This is called HiDPI. You need install XCode, and use Guartz Debug to enable HiDPI. It does something magic, but very limited. On MacBook Pro, I can only get 840X525 in HiDPI. Correction : You don't need install XCode, simply install Graphics Tools for XCode will do. It can be downloaded from Apple Developer site.