Does your MBPr seem snappier when connected to an external display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, May 3, 2014.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    This might be totally out there, but whenever I connect my MBPr to my Dell external monitor, everything feels snappier. Web pages seem to load quicker, numbers seems to open quicker, just overall everything feels snappier.

    Could it be because of the external monitor is bigger than my 13" so it just SEEMS that way or is there something I don't know?

  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    If you use your rMBP with an external display while in clamshell mode, I think it'd be faster, as the Iris GPU doesn't have to drive as many pixels. Your 13" display has way more pixels than the external display.
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Bingo! That makes perfect sense.

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