Mac Running Beautifully

scorptec1

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My retina macbook pro came today and honestly it is running like a charm, no issues whatsoever.

It has 2.6ghz CPU, 16gb of RAM and 512GB of Flash Storage.

I have installed the Adobe CS6 Masters Collection and it runs it amazingly fast.

The UI with Mountain Lion has no lag and safari can scroll through any page without any lag. I would highly recommend this laptop to anyone.

I will report if there are any problems or if it is still flawless in a weeks time but by the first day i am impressed.
 

AZREOSpecialist

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New Retina here as well - 2.6/16/512 - and I couldn't be happier! This thing just eats everything I throw at it. No lag whatsoever, UI is buttery smooth even while playing three 1080p videos - one at full screen - all while switching spaces and scrolling two very heavy web sites. Everything worked like it should.

DO NOT HESITATE TO BUY THIS MACHINE - YOU WILL LOVE IT! If you want all of the power the MacBook Pro has to offer in a thinner and lighter package, look no further.
 

NutsNGum

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As much as I hate to crap on a good purchase validation thread, there is definitely some degree of UI lag on the rMBP on Mountain Lion. On Integrated, it's especially noticeable. On certain websites, it's noticeable. Switching between desktops, it's noticeable, in mission control; again, noticeable.

I bought one the other day, and whilst the screen is an undeniable piece of engineering astonishment, the hardware; that is to say; the gpu, is not yet up to the task of providing a completely lag/stutter-free experience. It's mildly annoying, but I can live with it, as it's an otherwise fantastic machine.
 

scorptec1

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As much as I hate to crap on a good purchase validation thread, there is definitely some degree of UI lag on the rMBP on Mountain Lion. On Integrated, it's especially noticeable. On certain websites, it's noticeable. Switching between desktops, it's noticeable, in mission control; again, noticeable.
Now when you have multiple apps open there is some lag on mission control, but nothing major. I have tried many websites including ign comments, the verge, engadget and there hasnt been lag.
 

gmanist1000

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My retina macbook pro came today and honestly it is running like a charm, no issues whatsoever.

It has 2.6ghz CPU, 16gb of RAM and 512GB of Flash Storage.

I have installed the Adobe CS6 Masters Collection and it runs it amazingly fast.

The UI with Mountain Lion has no lag and safari can scroll through any page without any lag. I would highly recommend this laptop to anyone.

I will report if there are any problems or if it is still flawless in a weeks time but by the first day i am impressed.
Good to know. I ordered mine on Saturday and immediately went to Best Buy to go play with the one they had. I noticed it was running 10.7.4 still and it was lagging with Safari. I doubt it has problems in Mountain Lion though.

Can't wait to get it!
 

tillsbury

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I wonder when we'll get figures of how many they've sold? Obviously there was a chunk of us who just ordered it, and a few strange ones who ordered it knowing they didn't want it and were going to send it back, but I notice a substantial number of people still mentioning that they've just bought one, even now.

Will be interesting to see the figures. I suppose we will be able to see the sales figures in the shape of the next round of upgrades, whether they sell a substantial number of the cMBP or whether they don't and start subtly dropping it.
 

playsontheleft

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Heh, this is a nice thread to see. I'll add to the general bandwagon of happiness - my rMBP is perfect for me. I'm personally not observing any lag, graphical or otherwise, and had a good screen right from the off. Hugely satisfied with it.

Also, my rMBP is approaching it's third week of age - none of this "first 48 hours" stuff going on here. Its performance has amazed me totally for this time so far and I don't see a reason why it won't continue to for a long time.

Good to know. I ordered mine on Saturday and immediately went to Best Buy to go play with the one they had. I noticed it was running 10.7.4 still and it was lagging with Safari. I doubt it has problems in Mountain Lion though.

Can't wait to get it!
I'll admit that I did observe some rather upsetting Safari lag under Lion. Mountain Lion totally removed the issue for me.
 

Nozuka

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Since clean upgrading my rMBP to ML i does really run very smooth in most cases. Not all the time, but most of the time. But never really bad, alot of ppl wouldnt even notice.

Using newest stable Google Chrome. (make sure to turn on the GPU stuff in about:flags, if you experience alot of lag)
 

AZREOSpecialist

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As much as I hate to crap on a good purchase validation thread, there is definitely some degree of UI lag on the rMBP on Mountain Lion. On Integrated, it's especially noticeable. On certain websites, it's noticeable. Switching between desktops, it's noticeable, in mission control; again, noticeable.

I bought one the other day, and whilst the screen is an undeniable piece of engineering astonishment, the hardware; that is to say; the gpu, is not yet up to the task of providing a completely lag/stutter-free experience. It's mildly annoying, but I can live with it, as it's an otherwise fantastic machine.
Totally untrue. Check out my video:

http://youtu.be/Dudx1GhHGiY

This was running in 1920x1200 HiDPI which, according to some, is one of the most CPU/GPU intensive modes. As you can see, there is no lag or any speed issue whatsoever with the UI. I would suggest you troubleshoot your particular machine, as your experience is not typical.
 

stevelam

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For all the blind people who pretend theres no lag.

Simple test you can do if you have an external monitor connected with your RMBP.

go to http://avigilon.com. Use safari or chrome. (it is less apparent in safari but still lags) Hover your mouse left and right to animate that store front image which has a panning effect. it slightly lags on the retina screen.

Drag the browser over to your external monitor and try dragging it again. MUCH more smooth animation.

So obviously it has nothing to do with 'badly coded websites' or whatever. the hardware powering the retina screen simply can't keep up.
 

playsontheleft

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For all the blind people who pretend theres no lag.

Simple test you can do if you have an external monitor connected with your RMBP.

go to http://avigilon.com. Use safari or chrome. (it is less apparent in safari but still lags) Hover your mouse left and right to animate that store front image which has a panning effect. it slightly lags on the retina screen.

Drag the browser over to your external monitor and try dragging it again. MUCH more smooth animation.

So obviously it has nothing to do with 'badly coded websites' or whatever. the hardware powering the retina screen simply can't keep up.
Not seeing it lag at all using integrated graphics and I didn't bother testing on discreet. Can you take a video of your rMBP lagging please?
 

stevelam

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Not seeing it lag at all using integrated graphics and I didn't bother testing on discreet. Can you take a video of your rMBP lagging please?
do you have a basis of comparison at all then? you're probably used to the lag. you have to also test it on a non-retina screen.
 

Rocky244

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do you have a basis of comparison at all then? you're probably used to the lag. you have to also test it on a non-retina screen.
I haven't noticed any lag, unless I have almost every app that I have on the computer open and I try to use Mission Control. So basically, unless I am trying to force lag, I get very little.

I am not trying not to notice it either, as I fully expect lag, coming from the same thought process you are suggesting.

And just for further comment so it's clear that I am not trying to skew results, I tracked my framerates with a program, clearly showing that I am not just imagining the smoothness. I never dropped below 30 fps, even when climbing up and down facebook and theverge as fast as I could scroll.

Is it possible that you are currently experiencing issues and are afraid to consider that you might need some troubleshooting?

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Also, I did notice differences in space switching when using the integrated only graphics. There definitely was some lag there, and it was noticeably different than discrete.

I failed to check the framerate on that test though, as I wasn't specifically testing, but just noticing.
 

AdrianK

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Totally untrue. Check out my video:

http://youtu.be/Dudx1GhHGiY

This was running in 1920x1200 HiDPI which, according to some, is one of the most CPU/GPU intensive modes. As you can see, there is no lag or any speed issue whatsoever with the UI. I would suggest you troubleshoot your particular machine, as your experience is not typical.
A YouTube video doesn't prove much. YouTube is capped at 30FPS. It's been shown that the cMBP can hit ~50FPS on pages where rMBP can get ~20, if you put that on video the massive lead by the cMBP is lost. Also it's pretty hard to tell if there's any latency issues if you're not the one controlling the cursor, this is really something you can only do in person.

I'd encourage people to try in out in person extensively before forming an opinion.
 

RealEyes

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Same specs here, same experience too! Everything is so sweet. I love it and have no issues at all.

I wanted to ask though, how does CS 6 look inside the workspace? Is the workspace area of photoshop pixelated or do the photos display perfectly?
 

stevelam

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Same specs here, same experience too! Everything is so sweet. I love it and have no issues at all.

I wanted to ask though, how does CS 6 look inside the workspace? Is the workspace area of photoshop pixelated or do the photos display perfectly?
cs6 is definitely not retina friendly. you get a useless viewport and fuzzy/blurry UI.
 

AZREOSpecialist

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cs6 is definitely not retina friendly. you get a useless viewport and fuzzy/blurry UI.
Not if you switch to 2880x1800

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A YouTube video doesn't prove much. YouTube is capped at 30FPS. It's been shown that the cMBP can hit ~50FPS on pages where rMBP can get ~20, if you put that on video the massive lead by the cMBP is lost. Also it's pretty hard to tell if there's any latency issues if you're not the one controlling the cursor, this is really something you can only do in person.

I'd encourage people to try in out in person extensively before forming an opinion.
That's funny because if you search for "retina lag" in YouTube you can find one or two videos where people are clearly showing lag on the screen despite the 30fps of the video. My video shows no lag whatsoever despite being shot at the same 30fps rate. The point of my video was to show that no lag exists on my machine, and the video is a 100% accurate representation of what I saw and experienced.
 

nontroppo

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go to http://avigilon.com. Use safari or chrome. (it is less apparent in safari but still lags) Hover your mouse left and right to animate that store front image which has a panning effect. it slightly lags on the retina screen.

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So obviously it has nothing to do with 'badly coded websites' or whatever. the hardware powering the retina screen simply can't keep up.
No lag at 2880x1800 in Safari & Chrome. Very significant (updates ~1fps) lag in Chrome at 1440 & especially 1680. Almost no lag in Safari at 1440 and 1680 (occasional (once every few seconds) chop rather than a clear persistent lag). No lag on an external 1920x1080 Dell driven via miniDP->DVI whatever the mode on the retina.

This clearly suggests a software problem to me. The fact you can drive an external monitor as well as the retina display and not see "lag" when even more pixels are being pushed should point you in the direction that this is not hardware related!!! :eek:
 

AZREOSpecialist

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As much as I hate to crap on a good purchase validation thread, there is definitely some degree of UI lag on the rMBP on Mountain Lion. On Integrated, it's especially noticeable. On certain websites, it's noticeable. Switching between desktops, it's noticeable, in mission control; again, noticeable.
I suggest you have your machine checked-out, as it is not behaving normally.

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LOL you are certifiably insane. I just clicked on your link and the front page animated beautifully with smooth parallax scrolling. Instead of posting useless links and a ton of hyperbole, why don't you help all of us "blind people" by posting a video of these issues which you are pushing so hard in all of these multiple threads. You are starting to sound like a broken record with your whining about lag when you don't even own the computer we are talking about.

I made a video showing a smooth UI with lots of stuff going on to disprove people like you. Now, how many videos have you or people like you posted to prove their point? Exactly. None.

Put up or shut up. It's that simple.

For all the blind people who pretend theres no lag.

Simple test you can do if you have an external monitor connected with your RMBP.

go to http://avigilon.com. Use safari or chrome. (it is less apparent in safari but still lags) Hover your mouse left and right to animate that store front image which has a panning effect. it slightly lags on the retina screen.

Drag the browser over to your external monitor and try dragging it again. MUCH more smooth animation.

So obviously it has nothing to do with 'badly coded websites' or whatever. the hardware powering the retina screen simply can't keep up.
 

NutsNGum

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I suggest you have your machine checked-out, as it is not behaving normally.
I suggest that you need to relax. The problem is that the hardware is not capable of providing a consistently smooth experience, across the board. In comparison to current standard panel resolutions, scrolling on certain websites is noticeably lower in terms of FPS. I have it sat next to a 2011 17" MBP, and there is a noticeable difference in some instances. It may not bother some, but I noticed it off the bat, possibly due to what I'd been used to previously.

It's the same reason I would never have bought an Android Phone pre-jellybean. UI lag does not make for a pleasant user experience. Even if it only crops up infrequently, it's annoying once you notice it's there.
 

AZREOSpecialist

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I suggest you have your machine checked-out, as it is not behaving normally.

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I suggest that you need to relax...
I should relax for suggesting that you have your machine checked out? Your machine is definitely not behaving normally and is acting contrary to the experience of many other customers. I was only making a friendly suggestion, I didn't realize that warranted relaxation.
 

NutsNGum

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I should relax for suggesting that you have your machine checked out? Your machine is definitely not behaving normally and is acting contrary to the experience of many other customers. I was only making a friendly suggestion, I didn't realize that warranted relaxation.
I mean relax, as you're running around arguing against every post that's even mildly critical of the computer and calling it crap.

Some people have a different opinion than you do.
 

Ksh

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I'm glad to see this thread,I'm sure more there are more happy rMBP owners than expected hehe

Insane machine btw, enjoy as deserved!

Regards