Brand new MBP slowing to a crawl
January 7, 2012 9:12 AM Subscribe
My sister has used a brand new 13" MacBookPro (w/ Lion) for several weeks, replacing her 4-year-old 15" MBP (upgraded to Snow Leopard). She's finding that, over the course of a day, the machine seems to dramatically slow - to the point where it seems much slower than her old machine.
posted by kickingtheground to computers & internet (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
InDesign in particular takes a long time to open, mail.appl makes the new mail "ping" sound a full minute after email actually appears, image files take a long time to load, programs take a long time to close, etc. After a reboot, it's fine for a while, but then slows down again.
Typically, the applications she's using might be CS5.5, Firefox, iTunes, & Mail.app. All pretty standard. The laptop is plugged into AC, and sometimes is connected to an external monitor or Wacom Tablet.
Thoughts about possible causes / solutions? Might downgrading to Snow Leopard help?