Is iWork seriously this slow one the MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by spikefc3s, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. spikefc3s macrumors newbie

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    As the title says, I am having some serious issues with iWork on a 2011 i5 MBA. I am working in Numbers and every time I click something I get a pinwheel for 30 seconds or longer. I have tried closing everything, restarting, turning it off and letting it sit and powering back on. With activity monitor open I see that iWork is at %100 pcu usage when I am trying to do the simplest of tasks in it.

    You would think that a $1200 computer would be able to run the software that was designed for it. Any suggestions before I walk into the apple store and discus this thing across the place?
     
  2. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    What OS are you using? If you upgraded to Lion did you go with the "upgrade" route or "Fresh Install."

    I'm on a 2010 MacBook Air with a 1.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 2gb of RAM and iWorks works great for me as well as Microsoft Office.

    Something isn't right with your system.
     
  3. spikefc3s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It came with Lion on it. It is only a couple months old, and the sad thing is that my 04 macbook seems to be running it smoother and faster:( It only seems to have issues with the things I actually need to use it for. Internet browsing is great, iTunes is perfect, just about everything I do on it runs wonderfully. For some strange reason when I have a spreadsheet open it lags and skips and I get a perpetual pinwheel.
     
  4. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    Go to the Apple Store - that is not normal at all.
     
  5. spikefc3s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, that is good to hear that it isn't normal. I absolutely love this computer and didn't want something like this to be its downfall. I will go to an apple store tomorrow.
     
  6. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    I agree. Not normal at all. I use iWork and Office '11 on mine daily, and I haven't had any pinwheels and CPU usage is minimal.
     
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Like others said, not normal. Numbers is very very fast. Much faster than comparible programs like Excel or Open Office Spreadsheets.
     
  8. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    Not normal, at all...
    my macbook air 2011 i5 runs iWork faster than my macbook pro 2011 (thanks to the solid state disk).
    If I was in your shoes I'd do a clean Lion+iWork install and try again. Then, if the problem persists, go to the apple store
     
  9. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    The first time I used Pages it's so slow too. I thought crap. But the next time it was just back to normal.
     
  10. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    How big is the Numbers spreadsheet ? Does it have a large data table? Numbers is not great with big spreadsheets.
     

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