Is iWork seriously this slow one the MBA?

spikefc3s

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Jan 27, 2012
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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?
 

SRLMJ23

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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.
 

spikefc3s

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Jan 27, 2012
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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.
 

spikefc3s

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Jan 27, 2012
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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.
 

chrono1081

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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.
 

canesalato

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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
 

matrix07

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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.
 

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