Is my new Haswell MBP 13 defective?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by abbyev89, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. abbyev89 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2013
    I just bought my first Mac - a 2.4/8/256 Haswell 13" rMBP. I love the OS but I'm having issues with flash bogging down my system.

    I know flash for Mac generally sucks, but I'm wondering if what I am experiencing is typical or if something might be wrong with mine?

    Whenever I stream a stream my laptop slows down so much with 150-200% CPU usage (in both Chrome and Safari) and gets really really hot. The battery drains really fast, like 3-4 hours tops.

    I basically can't multi-task while the stream is running because it makes the rest of the OS lag so much.

    So is this just typical flash performance? If so is there anything at all that can be done to improve it?
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    That site uses Adobe's power hungry Flash player. As for improving it, you'll have to wait till the site uses something like HTML5.

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