High Sierra on 12" Macbook

fokmik

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For those who are using H Sierra, how it makes the little mac working vs Sierra?
It feels ok, or it is slowing the 12" Macbook down ?
 

Brookzy

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It’s made my 2017 into a speed demon. It flies along with no stutters. Must be the redesigned desktop graphics engine.
I've just finished installing on my 2017 12" MacBook and the first thing I noticed was now insanely fluid Mission Control/Expose now is.
 

EugW

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Safari is faster too.

I think they also changed some of the animations too, to make things seem faster even when they aren't.
 
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madat42

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Honestly, feels the same to me on my 2017 m3. But that's okay because it already was pretty fluid/snappy.
 

estabya

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2016 m5 here. Could be placebo, but the Finder/Window animations seem noticeably smoother. Some apps seem to open faster too. I would definitely say nothing is slower.
 

redman042

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Oh wow, didn’t expect a big speed increase. Heading upstairs to update my 2016 M5 right now...
 

zhenya

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Finally fixed most of the Expose lag that has plagued my 2015 model for years now. Seems good overall. Safari a little buggy on some sites.
 

fokmik

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So apple didn’t lied when they said H sierra will remove any mission control UI lag etc?
So you recommend to update any Sierra 12” macbook!even the 2015 or 2016?
 

TheMountainLife

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Once my Time Machine is done backing up to my Time Capsule, I'll be updating my 2015, 1.2.

I'm hoping it will resolve some issues I've had with Time Machine where it takes days to backup just a few GB over ethernet as well as the backups failing overtime and saying it needs to create a new one from scratch.
 

SpitUK

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Yeah all lag has gone on my 2017 M3. Apple rewrote the desktop graphics system in Metal 2 and its made a big difference. I can honestly say this little 12” laptop feels like it should have much bigger specs than it does. Amazing job Apple for such low end hardware.
 
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TheMountainLife

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Although the install said 48 minutes it took a little over an hour to complete. Seems more responsive and smooth when multitasking/scrolling. No jitters.
 

redman042

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My 2016 M5 runs super smooth now. Zero lag when entering Mission Control. It was choppy as heck previously. In terms of general usage and navigation, my MacBook feels just as fast as my Core I5 Surface Pro 4 (work machine). Very nice.
 

Quddy

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I'm planning to upgrade this weekend. Any impact on battery life, positive or negative? Just wondering if these improvements are at the cost of battery life.
 

deuxani

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Haa, I literally came here to find out if I wasn't the only one who felt High Sierra makes the MacBook feel slower. I have a 2016 M5 and it feels like most of my apps start up slower (especially Office 2016 and Photoshop) and I see the spinning beachball more often within applications. The animations are definitely better, but that's it. I guess it is just me then.
 

EugW

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Haa, I literally came here to find out if I wasn't the only one who felt High Sierra makes the MacBook feel slower. I have a 2016 M5 and it feels like most of my apps start up slower (especially Office 2016 and Photoshop) and I see the spinning beachball more often within applications. The animations are definitely better, but that's it. I guess it is just me then.
Office 2016 is slow even on my Core i5 2017 iMac. Slowness is mainly for loading though.
 

deuxani

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Office 2016 is slow even on my Core i5 2017 iMac. Slowness is mainly for loading though.
That's definitely true, with OneNote being the king of slowness :) But for me everything just feels slower in comparison to Sierra. Also Safari seems to be using more battery in High Sierra. At this moment I'm not a happy upgrader.
 
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zhenya

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Definitely a bit worse battery life, but this is typical for every new release cycle. The latest versions of a particular OS nearly always have the best battery life.

I've had a few glitches - crash on resume from sleep, complete lockup while switching desktops while watching a movie last night, etc. But overall a decent .0 release. And the UI smoothness makes up for these minor issues.
 

James.K.Polk

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That's definitely true, with OneNote being the king of slowness :) But for me everything just feels slower in comparison to Sierra. Also Safari seems to be using more battery in High Sierra. At this moment I'm not a happy upgrader.
Using OneNote for most of my law classes this semester... so.much.slower.
 
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