Initial Impressions - 13" rMBP

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  1. pogiboi macrumors regular

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    Just thought i'd post a few of my initial impressions of my 13" rMBP.

    Screen - The one i received ended up with a perfect screen. No dead or stuck pixels and very even backlighting. I scaled the resolution up to the highest option (more space) and it's perfect for the screen size. I"m not sure how to replicate the issue of the 15" ghosting, but if someone could explain it I'm glad to give it a try.

    Performance - Haven't used it much but I purchased the 15" rMBP back when it launched and i noticed even using safari lagged on the 15" (higher scaling than the 13"). With the 13" rMBP i've noticed no lag what so ever on the highest scaling setting. When maximizing Safari to full screen mode, the animation is very smooth. I think the 15" might of been a software issue, but i remember it being pretty bad. If you would like me to try any applications or tests let me know.

    Size - I returned my 15" soon after purchasing it because I wanted something a little more mobile. I was coming from a 13" air so it was quite a jump. I can say that the 13" rMBP is perfect for those who want a little more power and much better screen when coming from a 13" air. It also seems the bezel around the screen is smaller than the non retina pro 13" which I think makes it more aesthetically pleasing.

    Overall Quality - Unlike my iPhone 5, this one is pretty much perfect. Only annoyance is the touchpad click is a little louder than i'm used to. Other than that, it's great.

    The 13" rMBP obviously isn't for everyone and I know alot of people were upset by the lack of a dedicated graphics card, but I think for most people, it will have plenty of power. And most importantly, the integrated graphics card so far seems to easily handle the highest scaling options.
     
  2. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    This is really great! Glad that its not beimg "slow and laggy" like some say. Did you get it at an Apple store today?
     
  3. pogiboi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, picked it up a little after lunch. Several Houston stores got some in stock.
     
  4. b.tuszkiewicz macrumors member

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    What specs do you have? And would you mind doing a GeekBench Test?
     
  5. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Despite my criticisms of the lack of dGPU and the actual cost, I am still tempted.

    The Engadget & Verge reviews can't come soon enough...
     
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  7. pogiboi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just the base model. Here is the geekbench.

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1192761

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    This didn't return any output? What should this output?
     
  8. sno1man macrumors regular

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    one odd thing we just noticed

    Wanted to see if your says the same thing...

    If you go to about this Mac,

    on the line where it says GRAPHICS- The 13 says Intel HD Graphics 4000 768 MB

    where as on both of our 15 retinas it says 512MB

    Don't know why there would be a difference but intriguing regardless
     
  9. JD92, Oct 24, 2012
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  10. pogiboi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine also says 768 MB

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    Both Manufacturer and Model are blank as well....
     
  11. sno1man macrumors regular

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    mine as well

    Perhaps Apple got sick of the panel insanity that some here seem to have with the 15 and cut it off?
     
  12. JD92, Oct 24, 2012
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  13. astutesoup macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried omitting the last three commands in the pipeline? If not, could you post the result of just the following:

    Code:
    ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\"
     
  14. pogiboi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Blank as well
     
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  17. mac jones, Oct 24, 2012
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    mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Why hide it? Your joking right? :D

    Ok, so they have like 5% samsung displays. What then?
     
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  19. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Yes but it's better this way IMHO. Save people from themselves.
    Others may disagree.
     
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  21. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Nice! With the resolution set to most space, is the display still crisp and does it still feel retina?

    And please post pics. with this option enabled.
     
  22. sno1man macrumors regular

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    cant post a pic right now but if anything at any resolution included scaled the 13 seems if anything to be even more retinany :) ...... Almost has an etched look to it
     
  23. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Interesting... I wonder if that has anything to do with the reduced perceived lag.

    I wonder if Apple can up the iGPU memory with an EFI update
     
  24. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Wow! Am impressed right now going by your remarks. Some 15" inchers I bet would be very tempted to get the 13 rMBP as it can finally run the higher real estate equal to that of the 15 - all in a more mobile package.

    Although you can't post a pic now, can you try to when you have time/able to? (At highest scaling) Really excited! Thanks!
     

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