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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Just comparing out new Macbook Air to my over 2 year old Macbook. I've tried deleting/uninstalling unnecessary stuff, but it still takes a long time to load.When I open up chrome it bounces for along time whereas in one click on the Macbook air it is up.

Is there even a possible way to speed things up? My old comp is still on Snow Leopard. Would updating speed it up? Just curious.

I don't really want to add more memory. I just want to know ways to speed up the comp without doing all that. I figured deleting stuff would help but it doesn't. I don't get it.

Is there an easy way to clean everything off your comp? I really only write on here, so I just have my writing backed up and my word. Just wish there was a way to make it as fast as being new!
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You are not comparing apples to oranges since your Macbook has a HD that's likely running at 5400RPM while the MBA is using a SSD which is going to be way faster on reads.

Also, if your MBA is the latest generation, it's based on the Haswell processor which is quite speedy and benchmarks really well compared to other processors with faster speeds..

Depending on what maintenance you've been doing (or not doing) on your Macbook is also going to determine how well it behaves. Doing disk/permission repairs and using OnyX to clean things up should help greatly.

A clean-install of Snow Leopard or even Mountain Lion should get you back to square one as far as performance goes..


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