can someone who owns a Retina MacBook Pro tell me how the rMBP performs in current IDEs like RubyMine, Eclipse or Netbeans? I am worried that it cannot handle long text / source files very well when scolling. Videos welcome.


  • What exactly do you mean by “cannot handle long text / source files very well when scrolling”? – duci9y Sep 16 '12 at 9:59
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    The first time I played with the rMBP I noticed some stuttering when scrolling in applications, like in Safari for example, that had an awful performance on Lion when scrolling web pages. "cannot handle" means cannot gaurantee a smooth experience. My question is whether it will be stuttering when scolling long text files in eclipse or RubyMine on a rMBP (base model) or not. – AlexLiesenfeld Sep 16 '12 at 10:10
  • Sounds like swapping. You generally want as much memory as you can afford. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Sep 16 '12 at 10:37
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    No no, it is not about swapping. What I mean is graphics performance. – AlexLiesenfeld Sep 16 '12 at 16:46

I work for about a week with rMBP 15" and RubyMine, and I can't see any stuttering in any application, not just RubyMine, Sublime etc...

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