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martin2345uk

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Hey guys!

So this question is to people with the MBA 2020 and who have Microsoft Excel...

Can you do me a favour and tell me, when you open Excel from scratch, how many "bounces" does the icon do before the program opens?

And also let me know whether you've the i3/5/7 version...

It sounds daft but I am curious if it's better, and how much better, than my 2013 Air - it takes mine 13 bounces :)


Thanks!
 

martin2345uk

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I have version 16, but any version will do, maybe just mention the version as well as the i3/5/7 part :)
 

ctjack

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Thanks, though I was kinda specifically looking for the MBA 2020
But how are you going to evaluate those bounces from MBA 2020 if there is no data point between your old air and new air? Lets say new air bounces 6 times, is it considered twice good for you? Or is it considered slightly better than 2012 MBP13?
 

martin2345uk

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But how are you going to evaluate those bounces from MBA 2020 if there is no data point between your old air and new air? Lets say new air bounces 6 times, is it considered twice good for you? Or is it considered slightly better than 2012 MBP13?


This isnt scientific mate I'm just curious. Just to compare my old Air to people's new Airs. That's all.
 

Saturn007

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Excel 14+ on a 2013 Air and 2015 Air. 2 bounces for each. Just tested to confirm my memory!

Either 16 is incredibly slow, or there's something wrong with your configuration— perhaps loading of fonts, or Excel is looking for startup files in the wrong places or opening up template or startup workbooks filled with macros.

I know that, at one point, opening Excel — and Word — was very slow, say 10-15 bounces, or longer as it loaded a startup or normal template — until I solved that. Reinstallation could help greatly, just be sure to take screenshots of any customized toolbars or menus you've set up before you do that as you could lost a record of what you've done.

Now, Word opens after 1-2 bounces, too.

I couldn't stand such slow opening!
 

ChrisChaval

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5 bounces on MBA 2018 (ver. 16.35) on first launch

2 bounces on each consecutive launch (after having quit the application completely)

this may very well be a new way to benchmark computers ;)
 
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jinnyman

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This is not a good method of testing.
As you can see for yourself, running first time takes longest, and running afterward (even with the app fully closed) takes shorter.
 

martin2345uk

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Mine is 13 bounces on the first open and also 13 on all openings thereafter.

Therefore I am interested in any data, first bounce or subsequent it's all useful to me.
 

samoreno

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Like the OP, I have a Macbook Air 2013 (i5, 256GB / 8GB RAM). I've been opening and closing Excel (v16.35) for two days and takes between 2 and 4 bounces to open.
I ordered a MBA 2020 (i5 /256GB /8GB RAM) last week, and now wondering whether it will outbounce my 2013 model.
 
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