Macbook Pro feeling slow

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CaptainCaveMann, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2004
    I was at the apple store yesterday playing with the new MBP. Does anyone else think these things feel slow? I was also playing with the new intel imac, they both had the same memory and the imac actually had the 1.83 instead of the 2.0 in the MBP. The imac felt 10 times faster than the MBP. Anyone have any ideas why?
  2. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    Seems very odd, I have no idea why....I havent had a chance to play around with a MBP but i have played with an intel Mac and they are pretty snappy...there's no reason the MBP should be any different,

  3. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2004
    You would think so but it was. Maybe something on it (software) wasnt installed properly.
  4. AJBMatrix macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2006
    Athens, Georgia
    I have one right now and it is as snappy as possible. I really could not be more pleased with the overall speeds of it. I love it. In fact I think it is as fast as I will ever need. Once Photoshop comes out in UB I will be 100% set. The keyboard is very interesting. It has a unique feel.
  5. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2004
    Ok is this your first mac laptop?
  6. slazareth macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2006
    Please change the typeface in your signature. Comic Sans is the devil :(

    Glad to hear your MBP is running well :) I just placed my order for one last night. 2GHz, 1GB RAM, 7200RPM 100GB HDD
  7. winterdude010 macrumors regular


    Feb 24, 2006
    New York

    It depends if Apple Store had something running in the background to slow it down. Or maybe its a defect, "overuse" or something. I have an iMac G5 and after I'm on it awhile it will just slow down dramatically, all you have to do is go to finder and click the blue apple menu, select force quit and highlight Finder and click relaunch and its speeds right up again!
  8. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816


    Sep 8, 2005
    London , UK
    When I used the iMac core duo in the apple store I thought it was slow. Maybe because I was thinking that it would be 2 times faster liked jobs said.

    One thing I loved was the brightness of the screen. Is the MBP pro screen as bright as the iMac's
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Well he did mention something about the unique keyboard, so yeah, probably.
  10. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    You should never say that about any computer. 4 years later you'll look back and wonder what you were thinking.
  11. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005
    Well I don't know, I played with a Macbook on Wendsday at the Apple Store, it was actually faster (or felt) than the iMac Core Duo. And me and the guy working at the Apple Store (it was his first time to) Set up an iChat confrence and ran every program that the book had on the dock. Ran Exposé and were also playing HD video that was saved on the Macbook... worked great and didnt slow down a bit... :eek: . Might have been that you wernt used to the mouse speed on the trackpad... have you used desktops alot or are you really familliar with labtops?

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