I'm quite shocked how fast the i5 13" MBP is.

Adidas Addict

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My previous two laptops were the 2010 2.4 c2d 13" MBP and the 2010 1.86 c2d MBA 1.86 (4GB Ram, 128GB SSD).

I am simply amazed at how fast my new 13" MBP is (core i5). Everything opens in a single bounce on the dock, now my MBA did this but I assumed that was an SSD thing. The new i5 feels easily as fast and snappy as the SSD equipped MBA with the exception of the boot time, though this too is way faster than my 2010 2.4 was. I guess everyone saying the Sandy Bridge won't feel any different unless doing heavy CPU intensive tasks were wrong.
 

kettlecorn

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That's good to hear. I just saw a video of a guy opening up apps on the 2011 MBP 13" and it is single bounce without a SSD. It takes like 7-10 bounces for me on my MBP 2010 core2duo 2.4, and it cuts it to 1 with a SSD. I can't even imagine what a SSD would do for the MPB 13" core i5. Maybe I can just return my SSD and save $200.
 

AppleGoat

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This is not entirely true, I have both the 2010 and 2011 next to each other and both open Safari and iChat in a single bounces and require the same amount of bounces for the other applications.

Actually, upon further review, the '11 does open, on average, applications with one fewer bounce. But, many are the same. And most definitely the '11 does not open every app in a single bounce.
 

AppleGoat

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I just compared the 2010 to the 2011 on opening Keynote:

2010 2.4ghz C2D 4GB of RAM: 8 bounces
2011 2.3ghz i5 4GB of RAM: 3 bounces

Wow.

Both opened the program in one bounce after I had closed it.

Maybe I'll shut my mouth now...
 

tkermit

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Keynote '08 opens in 1 bounce for me on an SSD-eqipped 2010 MBP - after a fresh restart of the whole system...Actually, even my almost 5-year-old Macbook used to open most apps in 1 bounce when I used it with an SSD. I'm sure the i5s are very fast, and much faster than C2Ds, but application startup times are mostly disk-bound...
 

AppleGoat

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Keynote '08 opens in 1 bounce for me on an SSD-eqipped 2010 MBP - after a fresh restart of the whole system...Actually, even my almost 5-year-old Macbook used to open most apps in 1 bounce when I used it with an SSD. I'm sure the i5s are very fast, and much faster than C2Ds, but application startup times are mostly disk-bound...
Yeah, I know. Most general tasks are either disk or memory territory. Still, an i5 equipped with an SSD must open apps in half a bounce, or some black hole **** where it doesn't bounce at all and the application explodes open.