Why are the display models so....slow?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by chrf097, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. chrf097, Jan 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012

    chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    #1
    For some reason, almost always, when I go into the Apple Store and I go to one of the iMacs, or MacBook Airs, even the Mac Pro or the 17-Inch MacBook Pros, they're all so slow! Mission Control doesn't even show any animations half the time, or the animation lags a lot. I was waiting for a Genius so I thought I'd check my e-mail on an Air next to me, and it took forever to get Safari to come up! Has anyone else noticed the Apple Store computers seem to be so slow? :confused: It seems so odd....
     
  2. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

    MorphingDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Location:
    The World Inbetween
  3. chrf097 thread starter macrumors 68040

    chrf097

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    #3
    Explain?
     
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    Location:
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    #4
    I can't say I've ever observed this to be honest, the display models have always functioned normally for me.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    #5
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Depends on the store and how often they clean up there displays.
     
  6. vitzr macrumors 68030

    vitzr

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Location:
    California
    #6
    The display models are subject to an amazing amount of abuse it's not even funny. People treat them so badly it's a miracle that they hold up as well as they do.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #7
    Facebook.

    Though I seem to remember, that the Macs, or at least the "display" user (the one, one can play with) will be reset every day, in order to delete any ***** and have a pristine experience for the customers.

    Maybe the store you went to just doesn't care?
     
  8. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

    MorphingDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Location:
    The World Inbetween
    #8
    Not to mention the Gigabytes of wasted space and crap accumulated from iMovie and GarageBand.
     
  9. chrf097 thread starter macrumors 68040

    chrf097

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    #9
    Well if I was a newbie to Macs it would really make me think twice about it. Our Apple Store is usually packed (since it's the only one in our region), so I guess that explains it then haha.
     
  10. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

    KnightWRX

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    #10
    Sorry my keylogger sometimes goes into a loop on its 2nd thread and eats up a single core all by itself. I still have to get my head wrapped around that bug.

    However, you do get a lot of spam I must say. Frankly, makes reading your personal e-mail quite the bother. Unless you really are into all that ... err... "stuff".
     
  11. MorphingDragon, Jan 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012

    MorphingDragon macrumors 603

    MorphingDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Location:
    The World Inbetween
    #11
    Nvm, I derped.
     

Share This Page