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#61 bobbob

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:23 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 13 June 2013 - 01:30 AM, said:

and has an excellent high resolution screen
and doesn't have a GPU capable of running it, even in the GUI where scrolling tends to stutter. Maybe next time.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

View Postbobbob, on 13 June 2013 - 03:23 PM, said:

and doesn't have a GPU capable of running it, even in the GUI where scrolling tends to stutter. Maybe next time.

if you have it set to a non-native, emulated resolution that is sometimes true. I use mine on full res (2560x1600) and have absolutely zero performance issues. Running the GUI at 2560x1600 is really no problem at all for any discrete GPU. Even the HD3000 can do that. When you start adding full emulation to a display of that size and are scrolling through a media heavy page, it tends to stutter a bit.
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:37 AM

View PostDiablofett, on 13 June 2013 - 11:52 AM, said:

Regardless, one has to admit that Apple has gone pretty cheap. My other point was that there used to be a point of them having a premium price. Now our computers share the same innards as many mid-grade PCs, yet we still pay that premium price. *snip*
We are somewhat turning in circles here, so I think we better just leave it at that we can't agree.

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I will say that my 2011 seems to be a bit more solid than the 2006. I would say that is because of a structural design change rather than a quality material change. The casing is still thinner than the Powerbook G4's.

No sh*t, Sherlock. :P You might remember that the whole point of the unibody casing is higher structural stability while being lighter and thinner and using less material. That's called "progress".

View Postbobbob, on 13 June 2013 - 03:23 PM, said:

and doesn't have a GPU capable of running it, even in the GUI where scrolling tends to stutter. Maybe next time.

The GPU – even the Intel HD4000 – is perfectly capable of running the user interface smoothly. Whatever performance problems there are, they are a pure software problem. While it's for example true that the current version of Safari only manages about 30 fps while scrolling, Chrome scrolls the very same content at 60 fps. So it's hardly due to the hardware.

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