High end 13" MBP questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zakoth, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Zakoth macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2011
    I'm going to buy buying one of these pretty soon and would like to know the answers to some of these question;

    Boot up time?
    Shutdown time?
    Is getting a magic mouse worth the price?

    I'm switching from Windows if anyone would like to tell me anything I should know.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    This is completely dependent on your hardware configuration, what apps you have automatically launch at startup, and what you have running at the time you shut down.
    That's entirely up to you. While it may be worth it to some, others may not think so. What really matters is if it's worth it to you.
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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    1-2 minutes.

    <1 minute, depending on how many things have to quit first.

    "Worth" is subjective. Try one out and decide for yourself.
  4. orvn macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    For me, Lion boots up / shuts down slower than Snow Leopard used to.
    Boots in 50-70 seconds, shutdown in 20-30 seconds (if nothing heavy is open + no mac updates).

    I do love my magic mouse, but I use it terribly often for graphic design. Unless you really enjoy the feel of a mouse or have a specialized use for it like I do, the trackpad should suffice.

    The multitouch trackpad takes a little getting used to if you're migrating from Windows, but once you do, you navigate through windows and surf the web with the finesse of a flounder, smoothly meandering along the ocean floors.
  5. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    Answers ...

    1= varies
    2 = same answer as 1
    3 = no
    Try using the search forums at the top of this page ... you will find 1000s of answers to your questions
  6. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    NZ, South Pacific
    I've got the higher end 13" MacBook Pro and like others have said, everything varies according to your configuration and number of applications required to start-up and close at shutdown.

    Mine starts up in about 60 - 90 seconds. Shut down probably averages about 20 seconds.

    As for the Magic Mouse, it's completely up to you. I find I don't need one - the trackpad is sufficient for my needs. If I need a mouse, I have a 3rd party one that I use. Try out the Magic Mouse for yourself and see if you like it.
  7. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    1. With SSD: Below 20 seconds. Without? Not worth buying a new laptop ;)
    2. With SSD: Few seconds... too few to time
    3. No

    To elaborate on the magic mouse: It is very different from most other mice, no wheel, very unergonomic design. Some people like it I guess, or at least get used to it, but I don't. In addition it's more expensive than most other mice.
    Looks great on a table though ;)
  8. rolytee macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2011
    Far East
    I have the late 2011 2.8Ghz i7 version with 8Gb RAM and an Apple 128 Gb SSD.

    1. Boot up in 20-25 seconds

    2. Shut down in 10-12 seconds

    3. Magic mouse is worth having - I use one. The track pad is fantastic too!
  9. 153098 macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2012
    My 13" 2009 macbook pro took like 5 minutes to boot up last night but I have a 1TB hard drive as my boot drive and it has about 100 GB free so I can understand it being slow to load and it hadn't been rebooted in a couple of weeks. I generally never shut it down just close the lid and it goes to sleep. Once up and running though the laptop is very quick. I don't think the magic mouse is worth the price. I use a wireless logitech mouse.
  10. MrNomNoms macrumors 65816

    Jan 25, 2011
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Regarding the original posters question in reference to the magic pad - IMHO I don't think it is worth it given that the MacBook Pro already comes with a pretty generous sized touchpad versus the PC world where I swear there is a industry competition on who can produce the smallest most useless touchpad. I have fairly big hands compared to most guys and I have no problems using the 13inch touchpad - IMHO you're better off putting that money towards an AppleCare package than buying a magic pad IMHO.

    If it is taking 5 minutes to boot then something is very, very wrong.
  11. 153098 macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Nope nothings wrong just I have a 5200RPM 1TB hard drive that's almost full and hadn't been rebooted in ages :)

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