Mountain Lion & 2011 MBP speed

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  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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    Just giving a heads up, ML is super fast on the 2011 MBP.

    Lion felt sluggish for me in many operations.

    Specs:
    2011 2.3Ghz Quad i7
    16GB RAM
    256GB Samsung 830 SSD
    15" HiRes Antiglare


    Kudos, Apple. You got this release right!
     
  2. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    Nice!! I got the same spec as your but i also have datadoubler ;) I want to upgrade too but I have many photography apps that may not work properly with ML.
     
  3. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm in the creative field too and I wasn't too happy with Lion.

    ML feels more like SL to me.

    Lion seems like Leopard, even slower.

    Even simple tasks are very fast now with ML.
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I'm currently running ML on my 2011 MBA and it smokes! Great release! Way faster than Lion.
     
  5. appletechpro macrumors regular

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    Well, this is promising.

    I was beginning to think only my 2011 MBP was slow with Lion... :D
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 601

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    definitely snappier here as well. safari is seriously faster.
    overall, been running ML 8 hours, and seems stable.

    worth the update (so far, for me anyway...)
     
  7. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sandy Bridge is a super fast CPU, even people with Windows on the 2011 say it's faster than Lion (from a few posts I read around here).

    I use all of the Adobe Creative Suite (mind you, it's still CS5.5, not CS6) and other stuff, and it is definitely faster.

    I did an upgrade, but when I have some free time in a few weeks I'm going to do a fresh install off a USB stick. It's being a bit picky but I would like to start fresh :)

    AirPlay is worth $20 alone. The speed response is worth more.

    I'm happy that Apple is back on track for the Mac. I had a feeling they stopped caring about Mac users and focused more on iOS.
     
  8. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Have you had any issues at all with CS5.5 on ML? I want to upgrade, but it always makes me a little nervous that something isn't going to work. I know ML is basically a revised version of Lion (from what I've heard), but hearing a definite answer from someone that uses it. I checked roaringapps, but it looks like not everything has been tested yet.
     
  9. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    it seems much faster on my late 2011 MBP with 8GB of RAM and a M4 256GB SSD. started up in less then 10 seconds
     
  10. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Not a single problem. Only thing that happened after the update was that when I launched Photoshop, it asked me to download Java 6 (again) and off it went.

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    Definitely!

    Even with an SSD, Lion felt sluggish.
     
  11. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    I'm on the base speed HDD for the 2011 Mac but Mountain lion makes this thing blaze.
    This post was powered by dictation.
     
  12. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    I havent timed yet but i am about to do a shutdown and then a startup and ill let you know what the time is. but even when its a sleep as soon as i open the lid its on with lion it took a few seconds.

    Edit 9 seconds from sound to desk top.
     
  13. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    When I had the HD in there before the SSD, my 2011 MBP felt like a 2006 MBP with Lion.
     
  14. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    So I updated to ML, and I already have a SSD. Where will I experience this performance boost. I'm still exploring all the new features, but speed and performance are my main concerns.
     
  15. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Mostly in overall performance. I like the additional features, especially AirPlay and Messages. There's a lot of other little additions that will take time for me to learn/use, but performance and speed were my main concern as well.

    Even my SSD is running a tad bit faster, for some reason.


    Not sure as I don't use VMware...but I don't see why not? ML is kind of a minor upgrade, unlike Tiger to Leopard, etc.
     

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