15" rMBP (Late 2013) Base Model Impressions

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  1. Larrabee213 macrumors regular

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    SUPER IMPRESSED.

    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

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    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

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    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 68000

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

    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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