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

0000757

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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....
 
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Gav2k

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Depends on the store and how often they clean up there displays.
 

vitzr

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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.
 
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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?
 

MorphingDragon

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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?
Not to mention the Gigabytes of wasted space and crap accumulated from iMovie and GarageBand.
 

0000757

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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.
 

KnightWRX

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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".
 

MorphingDragon

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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".
Nvm, I derped.
 
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