15" Retina Lag Fixed?

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  1. simpeeg, Feb 13, 2014
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    simpeeg macrumors newbie

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    I bought the 15" (the upper range model with 750M) Haswell rMBP last November, and returned it because I felt that Chrome was lagging when scrolling in some pages (Gmail, for example), and that some UI animations (exposé, for example) were not as smooth as on my Macbook Air. I could not consider shelling $3K-ish on a laptop that felt *less* smooth than my trusty old MBA.

    I wanted to know: since some time has passed, have there been some fixes to the general UI smoothness of Chrome and OSX since November? Is there still visual lag at the time we're speaking? Maybe it was only a software optimization thing after all.

    Sharing your experiences would greatly help me, thanks a lot!
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Chrome will always lag. It's a resource hog.

    Why use Chrome when Safari is heaps better and smoother?

    And there's also Firefox too in case HTML5 sites don't work well in Safari. I love Firefox myself.
     
  3. simpeeg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Chrome is a resource hog I agree, but it does not lag on a less powerful MBA. Therefore, it should not lag more on a 15" rMBP. Correct me if I'm wrong...
     
  4. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

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    chrome will never be as smooth as safari. Safari is best hands down the smoothest you can find on a Mac except adblock isn't working as it should :(
     
  5. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    There are two plug-ins. Adblock and Adblock Plus. Adblock doesn't work (development may have stopped) but Adblock Plus does and it's in beta. After Mavericks, the new Safari changed many components so the developer put it in beta but it works pretty well, most Youtube videos are blocked but once in a while one comes through.
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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    Expose is still jerky at times. They could have certainly optimised it better. Otherwise, I have no complains. There is no argument that HiDPI rendering requires more computational resources than normal resolutions, but this is only noticeable in few less optimised applications.
     
  7. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    See I had the same problem with the 2013 rMBP. I even found Safari to stutter at times. Not as bad at the 2012 rMBP w/ML installed on it, but still.

    Why not pick up a classic 2012 MBP? They're much better IMO.
     
  8. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

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    cool.. gonna test this plugin out. Hopefully it will get better in time. Really hate those annoying ads :rolleyes:
     
  9. kittencounter macrumors member

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    It's still not optimal with Mac scaling things. That's why the cMBP and the MBA will always feel smoother when it comes to view webpages. It's not because the hardwares of the rMBPs, it's just the scaling still sux for them. But for now most of the apps run pretty smooth on "best for retina" setting. Other than that ...so so
     

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