15 rmpb just arrived - problem?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Apple1234567890, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Apple1234567890 macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2011

    I've just taken delivery of a 2015 - 15.4 rmpb - 1TB - dGPU etc

    Its all great, however the first thing I tried to do is open a simple .pdf document and zoom in and out.

    The thing stutters and the beach ball comes up before jumping to the zoomed in or out position. This is a bit pathetic for a computer of this supposed power?

    My 2009 didn't even do that ! (OK its a retina screen ... )

    (This is with the dpgu on)

    Any thoughts would be great.
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Preview can be pretty slow. I think it's one of the worst Apps on the Mac. I'd try using a different PDF reader before chalking it up to the computer not being powerful enough.
  3. Apple1234567890 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Ah ok, didn't realised. Thanks I'll try something else.
  4. venom600 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Also, if you just turned it on, your machine is still indexing for Spotlight, so it will be slower than normal for the first 24-48 hours while that happens in the background.
  5. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    This is a known issue and apparently El Capitan does fix this. Its suspected, like many other parts of El Capitan, the performance will be better as the beta continues since the first beta does not even utilize Metal yet.
  6. shoehornhands macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2014
    Yep, I have a 2014 15" rMBP (same processor and integrated GPU as you) and use preview to read pdf formatted books all the time. There is indeed quite a bit of stuttering / beachball every now and then (especially when first opening something).
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    I never use preview for PDF's it's awful, slow, stuttery and uses a lot of battery and resources.

    I use Skim for all my PDF's it's a lovely little low impact piece of freeware that is fantastic for viewing PDF's.
  8. Queen6, Jun 19, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2015

    Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    Another for Skim, open the same PDF in QuickView likely it will not be any issue. The PDF rendering engine has been broken in Preview for some time, hopefully fixed in 10.11

  9. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    It's not fixed yet in the first beta. Still lags occasionally.
  10. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
  11. shoehornhands macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2014
    Thanks, I'll have to check it out. Despite the growing popularity of eBook (epub), I still prefer to have books in pdf format so it's probably time I find a better alternative anyway.

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