Questions about 13" rMBP

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  1. NeonBible, Oct 19, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013

    NeonBible macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2012
    I'm considering to buy the soon-to-be-updated 13" rMBP, and I have a couple of questions before I can decide whether to buy or not.

    Web design
    How is it to do web design on an rMBP? Will it be troublesome to make a non-Retina web page on the rMBP? Is there need to frequently check out a web page on a non-Retina display?

    Adobe Photoshop CS6
    Is the whole Adobe CS6 package updated to support Retina screens? And how is it to make web elements @200% in Photoshop (I guess the 1:1 scale will be too tiny to work with)? Is it very pixelated, or is it tolerable?

    In addition to a 27" iMac
    Do some of you people have both an rMBP and a 27" iMac? If yes, how is it to switch from the rMBP to the iMac? Will it be plain boring to look at the iMac's display after being used to the rMBP's display?

    I really consider an rMBP (I use an MBA right now) as a portable machine where I can work on the go, but have a 27" iMac as main machine. And I don't really want a device that takes away the joy to sit in front of my iMac, which I mostly do my work on.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jcgr96 macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2013
    Well i have a 27 inch imac and the rmbp (15 inch) and they're both amazing. The iMac wont look boring or anything, its still a good display. as you must know, the retina display sounles pixels and look like a non retina but sharper. I have done Web desing in my rmbp and theres no problem at all. CS6 is all ported too
  3. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    I don't miss anything screen wise between my rmbp and iMac.

    I use my rmbp when working out on the road or when I want to sit on my recliner.

    Most of the time I am on my iMac because I want the larger screen real estate.

    Regardless of the quality of the screen, working on a 27 inch screen is not the same experience as working on a 13/15 inch screen.
  4. NeonBible thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Thank you both for replies! But how well is the 13" version working with the Adobe software, out from the fact that it lacks a discrete GPU? Hopefully, it'll be upgraded with an Iris Pro—or even a discrete GPU—next week.
  5. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    I have lag when using Lightroom, do not know if it has to do with the size of the raw files (30 megabytes) or if it is another factor. I wouldn't be surprise if it isn't processing power. Camera being used is a Nikon D52.

    Photoshop I haven't noticed any issues at all and when it comes to coding, Xcode and Sublime Text 3 works fine for me.
  6. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    You probably need to define "lag". Generally, in the context of the rMBP it has to do with image display "stuttering". I edit heavy RAW files in LR as well and there is a delay while it builds a preview but nothing more. That's normal.
  7. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    When I switch to the file or when I zoom in to do some retouching it pauses.

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