June 18th, 2012 5:56 AMTwiggy
Nice! But what about Windows?
(I like how the monitor is calibrated to perfection out of the box in Mac OS X. It didn't take too long for me to do the same in Windows 7 given it's easy-to-use calibration tools. (I find Mac OS X's basic mode to be insufficient, and advanced too cumbersome.))
June 17th, 2012 5:02 PMArcher
By default, you can't. Check out BetterTouchTool, though. Should let you configure all of that stuff until your heart's content.
As for Chrome, check out the Smooth Scrolling addons. They can help.
June 17th, 2012 3:29 AMTwiggy
Unfortunately (fortunately?), nope
Actually, on Windows, hardware acceleration also means that you get to have better text rendering in some cases Not to mention that I've had enough of Chrome stuttering while I'm scrolling fast. It looks disorienting when I see it. (There's a reason why I stopped using Chrome for the most part...)
It's probably one of these things that you won't notice, though.
Also, I wonder how does one attempt a middle-click on a Magic Mouse. (Didn't bring any mice)
June 17th, 2012 1:21 AMArcher
Eh, doesn't really bother me. Hardware acceleration isn't that important in browsers, unless the CPU is woefully underpowered. Everything I use has enough grunt for HTML5 videos on youtube, so idc. :D
Have you noticed the horrible bloated pig that is Flash for Mac yet? I don't think I've used Flash for months...
June 16th, 2012 10:10 PMTwiggy
I think there must be a reason why only Safari got fully hardware-accelerated browsing in Mac OS X. Strange.
June 16th, 2012 9:32 PMArcher
I'm not, I use both Windows and Mac almost equally (on different computers, mind you). Though I've had my Macbook Pro for about 2 years.
Performance for 90% the time will be the same, however 3D graphics-intensive things (ie. 3D games) will usually be better (to varying degrees) on the Windows side, due to the better graphics drivers and the ability for games to run in DIrectX. Mac doesn't have DirectX, so games are often ported to OpenGL/CL which comes with performance overheads.
Browsing should be the same, provided you use a cross-platform browser, like Chrome, Opera or Firefox. That said, Firefox for Windows has hardware acceleration, so complex pages should scroll smoother.
June 16th, 2012 5:28 AMTwiggy
How long have you been a Mac?
Seems like I get more performance on the other side, though, when it comes to Web browsing.
June 16th, 2012 4:46 AMArcher
Yeah, it looks nice, that's for sure. I can't wait to see one of the retina Macbook Pros.
June 16th, 2012 2:22 AMTwiggy
I'm a convert of OS X font rendering, to be honest about it.
I also like flicking between apps
And it does look nicer in general, too.
June 16th, 2012 12:39 AMArcher
The Macbook Trackpad in OSX is hands down the best trackpad on the planet. No competition. Under Windows, it's not quite as good.
Do you mean you already have data on there? In which case you could delete it or just deal with it. There's not much difference, to be honest, apart from much faster graphics on the new one.
By all means, you might need Windows for some things (yes, games. Although all of Valve's Source games run on Mac, if you're interested in those) - I'm not being a Mac zealot at all, I just hate it when people get a mac and only use Windows. They would be better off just getting a Windows system in the first place.
June 15th, 2012 7:41 AMTwiggy
I like the way the trackpad works with OS X. These multi-touch gestures can be a pretty handy life-saver when you're out and about.
What about stored personal data? xD
(Still installing Windows 7 because of games.)
June 15th, 2012 6:42 AMArcher
If you want, you should still be able to return for a refund and grab the new one. Up to you and local laws.
OSX is a great OS. I hope you're not thinking of using Win7 as the main OS...
June 15th, 2012 5:28 AMTwiggy
I had incredibly bad timing.
Now to install Windows 7 on this little boy
At least I'm still eligible for a free copy of Mountain Lion.
OS X feels a lot better than any single Linux distribution that I have ever used. Then again... you know, they have been doing this for years, and I think they do know what a good user experience is.
June 15th, 2012 5:17 AMArcher
Sweeet. The new Ivy bridge version?
If I had to get another laptop and money wasn't an issue, I'd waiting for them to release a 13" Retina Macbook Pro. That said, I'm thinking that by the end of the year, I might get two SSDs for my Macbook and RAID them.
June 14th, 2012 8:04 PMTwiggy
Since I was in the market for an ultraportable laptop, it's an 11-inch Air with 128 GB of storage.