Boot up and shutdown times MBA 13

uba2012

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Jul 5, 2012
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Hey just got my 13 base with 8gb ram very happy with it.
But I was just wondering how your boot and shut down times are?

Mine boots to login in 13 sec but shut down in approx 26.
 

longdrag

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Jun 19, 2012
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I'm using the 256gb 2012 MBA with 4gb RAM

Boot to login in 10.5 secs
Shutdown (with no apps open) 22 secs
 

jmichael99

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when i went to bestbuy to play with the MBA13..it shut down in about 30secs and booted up in about 20secs. i expected faster :(
 

mrtune

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Mine boots up in under 15 seconds. Much longer to shut down. Maybe 30? Never really timed it.
 

longdrag

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Whatever the time, I suppose you could always go back to Windows!

I have lost count of the amount of times Ive managed to make coffee in the length of time its taken to boot my windows 7 machine,

Whether its 15 or 30 seconds it still way faster than MS.
 

Titanium81

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whatever the time, i suppose you could always go back to windows!

I have lost count of the amount of times ive managed to make coffee in the length of time its taken to boot my windows 7 machine,

whether its 15 or 30 seconds it still way faster than ms.
+1 :)
 

Skoopman

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Sep 24, 2011
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Whether its 15 or 30 seconds it still way faster than MS.
Sorry, but you are wrong. With a SSD Windows 7 boots nearly as fast as ML, Win 8 even beats ML.

Anyway, my boot time is about 12-13 seconds, shut down really depends on what I was doing, what programs I had open and how long the MBA was functioning. Sometimes it shuts down in 2 seconds, other times it takes up to 15 seconds.
 

KPOM

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when i went to bestbuy to play with the MBA13..it shut down in about 30secs and booted up in about 20secs. i expected faster :(
It could be that the they don't have the startup disk selected properly.
 

uba2012

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I am very happy with the performance really, never seen anything this fast. Love the screen too
 

BeeJee

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Nov 27, 2011
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I'm honestly surprised at how slow some of these times are because my early 2011 MBP with crucial SSD and 8gb boots in around 7 and shuts off in 5 if not instantly. I've actually restarted to login around 10.
 

Calot

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Aug 6, 2012
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Boot up around 13 seconds.

Shut down around 1-2 seconds.

Close everything with CMD+Q before logging off and it will be much faster.
 

EwanMcTeagle

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Mine boots up in around 14-17 seconds (until the desktop appears and then it's basically ready to go).
Shuts down in around 4-5 seconds, sometimes longer - don't know why. (It's the same with my 13" that doesn't have an SSD, but a standard HDD - on Lion it used to shut down in 3-4 seconds, but after ML upgrade it takes him longer).

Nevertheless I love the SSD in my 15". It's incredibly fast. I mean I've read it's fast and I've seen the stats people shared here, but you gotta experience it by yourself to truly appreciate the difference.

I'm a bit confused by what the OP has posted - my 13" (high end late 2011) has basically the opposite results - 30 sec. to boot, 5-8 to shut down...
 
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uba2012

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It is a bit queer that is takes 26 seconds to shut down the computer. I haven't tried it on lion as my MBA came with ML pre installed.
My old base 13" pro shut down in 5-6 seconds(regular hard drive, 5400 rpm, SL)
But I really don't care as I don't shut it down. I'm just happy with it.
 

Ksh

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Uhm never counted it but just did it now to satisfy curiosity and boot took 6-8 secs and shutdown instant-1sec, surprising :) Must say have nothing installed in ML apart from iLife and iWork in a brand new Mba 13" 2012.

Anyway enjoy the toy :)

Regards.
 

filmbuff

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Jan 5, 2011
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Sorry, but you are wrong. With a SSD Windows 7 boots nearly as fast as ML, Win 8 even beats ML.
I tested my MBA side by side with a brand new Win7 machine with an SSD and the MBA beat it by 10 seconds. They both got to the desktop very quickly, but the problem with Windows is that it takes forever to connect to the internet and actually open a program. ML is ready to go as soon as you get to the desktop.
 

aircanman

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Feb 2, 2011
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My MBA 11 with 256 Flash, new but used about 60GB of the drive, under 10 seconds to boot, under 10 seconds to shut down, blazingly fast!
 

uba2012

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Hey.
I have just found out why it took so long time for my air to shut down.
If you open activity monitor and search for a process called backupd (I think thats what it's called) and backupd helper. If you see them running am using some percent of the processor then it will take some time to shut down, the stop automatically and they control the local time machine backups.
When they were running my air took 20-25 sec to shut down, and when they where not running It shut down in 2-4 sec.
 

dcorban

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I agree. Even with my old MacBook, I rarely restarted. With SSD, there is really no reason to care about powering off.
 

lukekarts

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2011 MBA

Startup - 11-13 seconds
Shutdown - 2-4 seconds

Running Mountain Lion. Surprised to see so many taking longer to shut down.

FWIW, my 256GB SSD is 80% full so I'm assuming SSD space isn't a factor in speed.
 

uba2012

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I come from a windows laptop ;)

But I don't shut it down, just informing what I found, if someone out there was wondering.
 
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Red Wolf

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Jul 8, 2012
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I have a MacBook Air 2012 i7 8Gb ram. Booting barely takes 10 secs. Shutting down times is different everytime. Sometimes it only takes 2-4 secs, other times 10+. I never found this a problem though. I barely shut it down anyway.
 

007bond

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Dec 12, 2008
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My last boot up test clocked in at 10.8 seconds. Haven't checked shutdown times yet. I'm on the MBA in my signature.