Macbook 2012 12" Retina and Logos

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Jonathan Yap | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 12 2016 5:29 AM

I have read the past posts, but now in 2016, whats the consensus now of those who use the above? :)

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 6:33 AM

John Yap:

I have read the past posts, but now in 2016, whats the consensus now of those who use the above? :)

I have a 2011 Macbook and have no problems at all. In fact, my Mac is the only computer I have that will handle Logos efficiently. Every Windows laptop I've own was never powerful enough to sufficiently handle Logos (I have about 10,000 resources and use a lot of resources that have graphics in them, which is the perfect scenario for a Mac). 

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 6:42 AM

Just to clarify: Are you referring to the new 12" Macbook that came out last year (2015)? There was no Macbook in 2012.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 1:04 PM

I have the base version of the 2015 12" retina Macbook. It runs Logos just fine with my library (4,000 resources). It is a little slow to launch the program, but searches are quick and the scrolling speed of windows is acceptable.

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Jonathan Yap | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 5:14 PM

Haha yes, the 2015 model.

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Jonathan Yap | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 5:15 PM

Bill, does it lag if you have more commentaries loaded up? typically how many resources do you have opened at once?

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 6:11 PM

John Yap:

Bill, does it lag if you have more commentaries loaded up? typically how many resources do you have opened at once?

I have 23 resources open in three windows and it I don't find it to lag. 

I don't rely on the Macbook as my main computer. I have an i7 desktop PC for that. The Macbook is my mobile solution and for this use case, the performance trade-offs with a higher-performing system are acceptable to me.

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Mike W | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2016 7:27 AM

John Yap:

Haha yes, the 2015 model.

l have the base model (256gb drive) with just over 12000 resources and it works well. For me load time is comparable to a 2013 MacBook Pro I was using a few months ago and search times are significantly faster (much of load time is connecting to Faithlife and syncing). With 7 linked panels scrolling in two windows it works fine. Although the processor is slower the new SSD interface really helps a lot.  When indexing I rarely see cpu usage go above 100% (with two cores activity monitor shows combined core usage so max would show as 200%).   It's also very light and absolutely silent. I use it as my only full Logos computer but I'm semi retired and I don't need to do sermons or studies every week.

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