New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Slow Macbook Pro

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posts: 12
l!m!t is on a distinguished road

l!m!t is offline
Hello ,

I am new to OSX and just purchased my Macbook Pro 2 Duo 2.3 , 17 inch 2GB ram , about 2 weeks ago. I have been experiencing some real slowness its quite frustrating especially after paying 3k for top of the line components.

Anyone know if this is just how Os x performs ? I have been a windows user for my computer life and this doesn't even compare in speed (loading / multi-tasking) . I understand some adobe product run in emulation , but even firefox and just general multitasking is painless.

I was thinking maybe I have a defective macbook I tried bookcamp and windows, but is also much slower than my already old PC.

Any suggestions or tips I can do to improve/ test performance would be appreciated.
QUOTE Thanks

Kash's Avatar
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
Describe how the laptop is slow. Does it seem to take forever to load programs? Do programs lag when you use them?

Also, this maybe a silly question, but how are you using some of these programs? Do you just download Firefox, double click the .dmg file and run it from the folder the opens? Or do you drag it into the Applications folder and run it from there?
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« How to Install/ Download | Planning on Switching From Windows to Mac and Clueless--Help Please :) »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
19 Days with a Macbook Pro b.hicks Switcher Hangout 23 03-01-2010 12:49 AM
Reason 3 is slow on my macbook pro! roderick Music, Audio, and Podcasting 8 08-16-2009 06:01 PM
MacBook impressions - trip to store kaidomac Schweb's Lounge 24 10-14-2007 01:45 PM
Macbook Pro BRAND NEW...seems a lil slow... geeknik Apple Notebooks 6 12-06-2006 08:33 AM
Macbook or MacBook Pro? markw10 Apple Notebooks 1 08-31-2006 02:37 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?