13 in rMBP question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by airmaxx28, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. airmaxx28 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    Hi I'm new here and new to Apple computers. I'm looking into buying a 13 rMBP but I have been hearing about performance issues due to there not being a dedicated graphics card and the dual core CPU. I really like the form factor of the 13 in because I I travel a lot and I feel the 15 in will be to big.

    A little about what I'll be mainly using it for is web browsing (I usually have quit a few tabs open). Light photo editing and streaming music and videos. I will not be doing any gaming at all on the machine.

    So I guess my main question is do you guys the the 13 in rMBP will be ok for what I do and if you own one do you experience any lag while doing things I mentioned above?

    Any feed back would be great thanks in advance.
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    I personally don't experience any lag doing those things with my rMBP 13.

    But other people insist they do on some graphics heavy web pages.
  3. xShane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
    Definitely; The 13" rMBP will be able to fit your needs in my opinion.
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Web browsing, light photo editing and streaming music and video worked just fine on my mid 2009 MBP with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. I don't see why a newer model, with what amounts to faster EVERYTHING, wouldn't be able to handle it.
  5. airmaxx28, Jan 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013

    airmaxx28 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    Thanks for the responses guys, I have just been reading that the CPU and integrated graphics wasn't enough to power all the extra pixels in the retina display and people were experiencing lag doing just basic things.

    I just wanted to get some real world user feedback.

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