retina macbook pro - question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aerae, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. aerae macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.

    Just a quick question to all your retina macbook pro owners.

    How "smooth" is switching workspace with 3 fingers on the touchpad?
    Mine seems a "bit" choppy, though it isn't TOO bad. It just seemed a lot smoother on my MBA (Maybe...)

    Let me know how you guys think of the workspace transition using 3 finger swiping on trackpad!

    Thanks!
     
  2. ZacT94 macrumors regular

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    I have the base rMBP and mine is quite smooth.
     
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Mine is very smooth, no issues to report.

    Also i have 3 fingers for drag, and four for switching between workspaces.
     
  4. aerae thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you guys using integrated or discrete graphics?
     
  5. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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    rMBP Integrated, super-smooth at least 50 FPS from what my eyes are telling me.
     
  6. wethackrey macrumors 6502

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    Pretty danged smooth

    I've tried with both integrated and high performance graphics. Swipe between desktops is extraordinarily smooth. Right now I have two Mac desktops (one with Photoshop CS6 Extended) and two running VMWare – a Windows 7 VM in one and Windows 2008 Server R2 in another. No sign of stutter or lag of any kind.
     
  7. Zach23 macrumors regular

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    Definitely a tiny bit choppy on my base model (and integrated) but only when I really care to notice. Don't worry about it, enjoy the computer and stop looking for faults!
     
  8. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    Mine's choppy towards the end of the slide on integrated graphics, but is smooth all the way on discrete graphics. Definitely slower than Lion, but nothing too bad.
     
  9. Scotty V macrumors newbie

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    Why do people look for problems? Just enjoy the machine. Buy a different one if it bothers you that much and you can switch work spaces all day.
     
  10. flipnap macrumors 6502

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    auto hide the dock and turn off stacks. Noticeable difference
     
  11. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Just curious about how do you calculate the FPS??
     
  12. playsontheleft macrumors regular

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    Use Quartz Debug, a small app included in the Xcode package.

    On the topic of the thread, I'm not experiencing any lag when switching Spaces (or in the more or less anywhere - blasphemy, I know!) until I use the laptop on battery power with only integrated graphics enabled. But even then it's really minor and not noticeable unless I look for it. My Dock's on auto-hide and Stacks are enabled.
     
  13. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    yes because being willfully ignorant is MUCH better. thanks for the tip!
     

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