Scroll lag on RMBP. Swap for a new one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aznkrnboi9, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. aznkrnboi9 macrumors newbie

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    Aloha guys. I just got my RMBP 4 days ago and I noticed the scroll lag on Chrome and Safari about 2 days ago. I'm planning to go to the Apple store tomorrow and see if they can do anything about it. Will they swap it out for a new one if the problem still persists?
     
  2. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    You might want to try reinstalling OS X first and see if that resolves the issue. I haven't had any lag issues in either Chrome or Safari on my rMBP, so I'm wondering if it's a hardware or software issue that you're experiencing.
     
  3. sydenham macrumors regular

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    User error. You are not scrolling up and down you are going slightly diagonally is my guess.
     
  4. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt that's the case, because I can intentionally drag diagonally across my trackpad and the scrolling is just as fast and responsive as if I had scrolled in a truly vertical manner.
     
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  6. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    Don't believe people like this who either have really bad eyes or purposely refuse to see any fault to make themselves feel better. chrome isn't even properly gpu accelerated yet so there's obviously going to be lag. It's definitely not as smooth as the current version of safari.

    Even in safari its clearly not as smooth as a non retina MacBook.
     
  7. Maggot FF macrumors member

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    There's a lot of rMBP's that lag, but also a lot that don't, so I'm guessing it's software. Should get better with updates/new installation of os. Then again, you never know.
     
  8. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a hardware limitation. Wait for the Haswell model next summer.
     
  9. nontroppo macrumors 6502

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    I have a scroll lag on chrome but not safari.. :eek:
     
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  12. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    Do you EVER do anything besides make false and asinine accusations against people? You lack of significant contributions to this forum are becoming a sad, sad commentary on yourself. Since the rMBP came out, you've said it's laggy as hell and insulted anyone who has not had the same experience. Just get lost already.
     
  13. rikscha macrumors 6502a

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    As someone previously posted, I think it is a driver issue. I have a clear lag when switching between desktops. Sometimes it is there, sometimes not. I could easily replicate it on all machines at my local apple store. I would believe that some people are just ignoring it. I find it really annoying given that my mbp '10 didn't behave like that. I still have to see a rMBP that doesn't have the issue. So far all 4 machines I tested behaved like that.
     
  14. ohkuipo macrumors member

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    Is Chromium noticeably smoother than Chrome on your laptop, and if so, do you credit that to GPU acceleration?

    Is Safari GPU-accelerated on the MBPR?

    For as much as I love my laptop, it pains me to see my browser of choice behave like such a hog. Every time I think there *must* be something wrong with the computer, I switch to Safari and it just flies in comparison. I really want Chrome to catch up.
     
  15. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Unless you plan on also trading facebook in for a well programmed social network. If Apple does that for you let me know, I'll take one too!

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    I blocked this user...now his ridiculous comments are condensed to a small line that says, user has been blocked. My experience here has been SO much better!
     
  16. nontroppo macrumors 6502

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    I never use Chrome. Indeed I only use Chromium because my preferred browser still has problems with retina. I'm still trying to find a mouse gesture extension for Chrome, but none work on OS X, and I find the history navigation glacially slow on Chromium (as is Safari), and the memory use of all those running processes is amazing.

    Why not install Chromium, it runs alongside Chrome as I understand so you have nothing to lose... I also prefer Chromium in that it doesn't install all the Google update crap Chrome come with.

    Google are pretty good at pushing Chrome(ium) forwards tech wise, and they clearly have a goal to be retina friendly, as they updated very quickly compared to Firefox and Opera (thanks to mucho dinero on their side no doubt and the ongoing battle for "the platform" of power that Google's future depends on).
     
  17. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    I tried quite a few new RMBP's at the Apple store and pretty much all of them I tried had the lagging issue when scrolling up and down on Safari:confused: Just wasn't so smooth or buttery smooth. Seemed to lag a bit but at least it did not need to refresh the whole page like on the iPads when switching between tabs.
     
  18. leman macrumors 604

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    I don't have any lag save for complex websites (facebook, the verge), which also lag on any other computer I tried them on ;)

    Try the chrome beta - is it any better? (pun not intended!)
     
  19. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    no it doesnt. super simple comparison: scrolling in facebook on the retina screen. drag it over to an external monitor and scroll again. since you're using an external its running the 650m. theres obvious lag on the retina while none on the external.

    and chrome removed proper gpu acceleration a while ago due to a bug with the hd4000 which I don't think has been addressed yet. Chrome is slower (in regards to scrolling smoothness) compared to latest safari right now.
     

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