15" rMBP (Late 2013) Base Model Impressions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Larrabee213, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Larrabee213 macrumors regular

    May 27, 2009
    Bit the bullet, returned the 13" rMBP and got the $1999 base 15" with the integrated Iris Pro Graphics.

    Installing Premiere Pro now to see how it handles video editing (my most intensive task).

    Will be updating with impressions on performance and heat.

    Also how do you see what brand retina panel you have?
  2. nemesis379 macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Does it have framerate issues like 2012 version?
  3. Larrabee213 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 27, 2009
    Adobe Premiere:

    So far, editing the same video and cuts as on the 13" rMPB ($1499), the 15" is almost 100% faster with exporting a 1080p video with edits to a 720p video at 1mpbs.
  4. miamiboyca macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    I think that should be expected considering you are moving from 2 cores to 4?
  5. Larrabee213 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 27, 2009

    While Adobe Media Encoder is running at full I can still browse with no lag, and the laptop bottom isn't burning hot like my 2012 rMBP! It is actually rather cool. The fans also are running super high like my 2012 rMBP.

    Seriously think people who don't need the 750m for 3d intensive stuff should look at the Iris Pro.

    The monitor check didn't work for me though.

    With this code:
    ioreg -lw0 | grep "EDID" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    All I got back is "Color LCD"
  6. theKitch macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Agreed. Pushing the internal display at 1920x1200 and a 27" external and running Lightroom, VMs, iMovie, etc has proven to be a very seamless and high performance experience on the Iris Pro. No complaints here.
  7. PoppaKap macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    How would the 2.0ghz base 15" rMBP compare in horsepower to the macBook Air ultimate (i7 8gigs ram)? It looks like the single core Geekbench are close.

    Im buying one or the other today. Any insight please.
  8. Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013

    Been waiting for this post. Time to hit up the store :)

    BTW, it's perhaps not wise to check the LCD maker as these things are in flux. That being the case, all it can do is harm.

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