Thoughts from a 13" & former 15" rMBP Owner

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AdonisSMU, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    So last week I reluctantly purchased the new rMB simply because I ran out of space on my 13" rMBP. I would've considered the 13" rMBP the best computer I have ever owned. In any case, I was anxious to try this machine out for coding and for use with photoshop and several other apps that I use daily like slack.

    KEYBOARD:
    I can type very fast and much more accurate with this machine. I love that I do not have to press down so hard on the buttons for them to register the touch. This is very valuable to me as I write code for a living and typing on my machine all day everyday in-between hitting the gym, eating and going out with friends.

    HEAT:
    So far this machine is fast and gets somewhat hot but not any hotter than my current rMBP gets.

    PHOTSHOP:
    So far everything appears to be working at least a great as it did on my rMBP as far as performance is concerned.

    More to come...
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    You bought a new laptop "simply" because you ran out of space on your current one? Why not just get an external HD?
     
  3. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Because that's how he rolls. :D
     
  4. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    The biggest thing I'm noticing, performance wise, on my new 1.2Ghz Macbook is how much faster I'm eating up the 8GB of RAM, compared to my 2012 15" rMBP with 16GB of RAM. Email, Spotify, and a few Safari Tabs seem to eat up 5-6 of the 8GB.
     
  5. cinealta macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a nice life being a coder.
     
  6. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Going from am RMBP to the RMB is weird, especially for coding.
    Sounds like you wanted a new shiney toy in reality.
     
  7. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    What a boss. By the way, hello from another programmer.
     
  8. AdonisSMU, Apr 16, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015

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    hahahaha.... ANGULAR nice!!!! I guess you are excited about ANGULAR 2 that is coming. As far as BOOTSTRAP goes... I don't know her. :D

    The code on your site appears to be well done I must say.
     
  9. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    That's how OS X rolls.
     
  10. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    This is a built-in feature of OSX….lousy memory management.
     
  11. Zodiac.mj macrumors member

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    I will be doing the same - moving from rMBP 15" for coding to rMB.

    2 years ago when I went for my first rMBP 15" it seemed like a wise thing to do: more power, dGPU (I had light WoW gaming in mind) and most important: screen real estate.

    No it seems too heavy to take it with me on all the meetings and moving from home to office few times a day. It will do fine with external display at the office and allow to do some stuff on 12" screen - I was testing 11" MBA borrowed from my wife in last 2 weeks, it did really surprise me how good it was at helping me do my job.
     
  12. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Odd comment - would you rather that OS X just left tons of RAM empty and useless doing nothing? What's the point of the extra RAM then?

    IMHO OS X has the most efficient and performance oriented memory management of any of the major 3 consumer OS's.
     
  13. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    This

    seems like a fairly accurate description of the situation.
     
  14. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    My point above was simply that the 16GB in my rMBP rarely, if ever, gets pegged. In my new Macbook, I've seen the 8GB get fully used up when only having a few things open. Not a huge deal, but thought it should be mentioned, since there are obviously give and takes going between the two machines.
     
  15. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Lousy?:confused:

    Apple's RAM management is truly a step above the rest of the industry. It's compressed memory feature allows it to run as if it actually has more RAM installed than if you ran the same device in windows.

    What is lousy about that? :confused:
     
  16. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    Actually OS X is quite good at retaining and releasing memory when it no longer needs it. Far better than most other OS' and certainly far better than windows. It's also better than Linux. Run a memory management utility on all three and watch.
    You just don't know what you are talking about.
     
  17. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Right?

    Anyone that doesn't find this impressive, especially compared to the competition...well I don't really know what to say.
     

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