Any lag, memory or beachball with the new Macbooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SinaloaParcero, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. SinaloaParcero macrumors newbie

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    I have the first retina mbp and it has been with me for like 5 years now. When I have multiple browsers open with a decent number of tabs it lags up and says not enough memory.

    Plan to get a new computer in the near future and I am wondering which to get, Macbook or the MacbookPro.

    Mainly use my computer for browsing internet and office type stuff.
     
  2. Treyhunna macrumors regular

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    Any pc can lag if pushed hard enough. So Yes U can push it lag. Normal use. No.
     
  3. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the base 2015 MacBook and for what you're doing, mine would handle it with no issue.
     
  4. SinaloaParcero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So no lag concerns with newer Macbooks with chrome, explorer, and firefox all open with numerous tabs each and maybe itunes running?

    Good to know.

    I guess it comes down to price / value then. New Macbook vs MacbookPro.
     
  5. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    It really comes down to what is more important to you, portability or power? It's a super portable laptop. I can fit mine in the same case I carry my iPad around in. It's awesome. However, mine is a secondary machine. With the 2017 models and the fact that I'm in the market for a new computer in the next six to eight months, I'm strongly considering buying a specced out MacBook and using that as my only computer. As I said, I have a base 2015. I can do pretty much anything on it. I do video editing (1080p in FCPX). I do some photography work (Lightroom CC). For the most part, this machine will handle it, though not as fast as my first-gen 15" retina MacBook Pro. There are tradeoffs. But my MBP has been docked on my desk for the last six months and when I need to use a computer away from my desk, I use the MacBook. Or my iPad, honestly.
     

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