Macbook pro Early 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jt23905, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. jt23905 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, I am posting in regards to my macbook pro I purchased about a month ago. I upgraded from the 2008 black macbook configured at (2.4 ghz dual core, 250gb hd, 4 gb of ram) on leopard to (2.7 ghz i7, 500 gb hd and 4gb of ram) with the new mbp pro. I spilt water on my original macbook, so I had the geniuses transfer over my stuff to my new mbp pro, which only took up around 50GB.

    Needless to say I've been experiencing quite a few problems with this new laptop: firstly I am noticing that the scroll on web pages are very choppy, secondly I am noticing that the computer is pretty slow in regards to just booting and I am experiencing a lot of crashes with applications, I am also experiencing no where near the stated battery time, after a full charge and unplugging the battery it says I will only get 1:30 mins of battery life at 99% and right now at 60% it says I will only receive 57 mins of battery life. Finally I am noticing that the fan is extremely loud and is always on, I only have about 3 applications running (including mozilla, awaken and word.) I'd appreciate any advice thank you very much.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Bring it in
     
  3. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    Scrolling and such will be a *tad* bit laggy since it's only an Intel HD 3000 graphics card. But from the way you make it sound, it's dramatic. Try restarting or resetting PRAM/SMC.

    For the boot speed, it's because you have a mechanical hard drive. If you want fast boot times, you need an SSD. Or a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive.

    Battery life, see if you have anything taking up a lot of processes and RAM in Activity Monitor.


    Or just to make life easier, and because you can, take it to an Apple Store since you have AppleCare. Use it.
     

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