Best Buy Geeksquad Certified Open Box Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eliteeli, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. eliteeli macrumors newbie

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    Hey all!

    I just got a rMBP Late 2013 from Best Buy. It was a "Geek Squad Certified Open Box". Everything seems to be running ok... except that downloads are way slower than my old PC.

    OK so, this is my first ever Mac so I'm not really sure how exactly they are supposed to run. The internet seems a lot slower than on my old windows PC.

    I'm downloading some system updates from the App store and a 1 gig download is taking like over an hour!!! (although I'm downloading something else at the same time...) Is that normal? On my PC when I would *looks around* torrent stuff a 1 gig download would probably take me 10 minutes give or take. Is it just that the App store is really stingy with bandwidth or is my mac slow?

    Also are there any specific tests or stuff that I should try to make sure that everything with this Mac is OK? Cuz I don't know what to look for and only have 14 days to make sure it all works ok!

    Thanks a ton guys!
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    On both your PC and Mac run the test at speedtest.net and post what each one gets.

    P.S. your computer is almost certainly just fine.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    If the poor download speeds are only occurring from the Mac App Store, then its probably on their end not yours. As mentioned compare your results from speedtest.net
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Their servers were probably busy downloading 10.9.2 updates to Macs all over the world.
     
  5. eliteeli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I ran the speed test on both and they both gave me around 24.5 Mbps (which is a lot more than I'm paying for...! Dont tell Verizon!) Everything else seems to be running way better on the Mac though. I really love this thing!

    I'm gonna try another download from the Mac store at some point and see what happens. I remember having really slow DL times from Apple in the past too so this could just be a store thing forme.

    Thanks guys!
     
  6. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Well, they both have the same speed so I'd say it was a Mac app store thing at the time (as said before, 10.9.2 just came out). You're just fine!
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Looks like the performance issue is not on your side. Enjoy your new baby :)
     

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