Lion still sluggish on macbook air 11...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Xgm541, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    Fresh install

    scrolling in safari is sluggish, not unusable but still very noticeable. If the release version is this way, i will certainly be requesting a refund.
     
  2. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    a refund? i hope ur joking lol :p

    they'll improve it with updates, it cant compete with chrome 12 in my opinion anyways, chrome 12 is really abr non the best browser out there, i thought firefox 5 was pretty decent after giving it a few weeks of try but chrome still is the better browser in my book.
     
  3. Xgm541 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If a new OS makes my work harder to do because its sluggish to the point of making me slightly irritated then the software does not function as expected and I believe a refund is possible.

    I'm not talking only about safari btw, mission control is sluggish as well. I had the same problem with DP4 but didnt expect in the GM.
     
  4. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Refund for the OS or refund for the air?
    You technically haven't bought the the OS yet so there is nothing to refund there....
     
  5. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Refund for HW or not yet released OS ? Let me guess: refund on HW only within the few days Apple offers as per their return policy. After that you can also stay on current OS. no one will force your upgrade.

    What MBA you have ?
     
  6. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Lion runs beautifully on my MBA 11" 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM.
     
  7. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Thanks, good to hear. Still two weeks to wait.
     
  8. GreyMatta macrumors regular

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    Second that

    It runs great :)
     
  9. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    OP my system runs very sluggish too but my hardware is old. iMac 6'1 released in 2006. My cpu runs really hot around 130 F causing graphic glitches just like Leopard and Snow Leopard. Fan control fixes this and brings it down to 90 but the cpu gets hot fast once the machine starts doing small day to day tasks like copying, installing etc. It hovers around 90-100F. The mouse feels a bit heavy and scrolling is slow even at the highest scroll speed. I definitely find Lion slower than SL.
     
  10. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    Since you have just done a clean install, is Spotlight still indexing?
     
  11. moxxey macrumors regular

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    Software is generally non-refundable. This drives me potty when people apply the same consumer rights to software as they would to, say, an external USB drive.

    Buy boxed software from a retailer, open, activate and attempt to return the opened box and most - if not all - retailers will refuse a refund. There's a good reason for this, that they can't resell your software. It's activated, used and, effectively, registered in your name.

    Buy downloadable software from a retailer, from the App Store and other locations and it's non-refundable. Apple made a special case for Final Cut Pro X, but it was an exception to the rule.

    I own various online stores and the number of people who download software, use for many weeks and then demand a full refund, is quite frankly, baffling. We've had people use software for 6 months and then claim it's "not up to standard" or similar. Worse, we've had people order multiple software products, claim one isn't up to standard, then want a refund for the entire purchase. They don't get the refund.

    You take a risk on purchasing software. Most software is available as a trial for you to test first, but we're amazed how many people do not bother. They see a deal, a discounted price, purchase, use for some weeks, then decide it's not for them. As if they can simply buy and "rent" software then get a refund.
     
  12. Xgm541 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You didnt read my OP. I am referring to the OS and i am saying that if they release it that way, not now, I will be requesting a refund. I wont be returning the MBA.

    @freedevil, my mba runs much hotter than usual as well. My battery life is much lower with it.
     
  13. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't it make more sense to just not update until a few updates later?
     

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