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    Default Does your MacBook get sluggish? What does it take?

    Ive been using an iPad Pro 12.9 in as my casual computing device and am wanting to switch to the new MacBook. But in reviews I've read, they claim that it does slow down sometimes under use. Do you guys notice it? How bad is it? If it slows down now, I don't want to think about how slow it will be in 2 years.
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    Default Re: Does your MacBook get sluggish? What does it take?

    Depends on a couple of things. How full you make the hard drive. What kind of hard drive you purchase with the machine. And the amount of RAM. Any one of these things can slow a computer down in later years. I own a 2010 MacBook Pro that still runs as good as or better than when I bought it. I installed an SSD for my drive, maxed out the RAM and only have the programs I need on it.

    I do not store anything on the MBP and anything I do need to file is put on an external drive. If you take my suggestions as advice, a MacBook will last you several years and run very smoothly.
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    Default Re: Does your MacBook get sluggish? What does it take?

    Mine is only sluggish when my other systems would be - lots of resources used, much read and write. It's been fine overall but sites with a lot of flash can hit battery life. My battery life dropped after last OS updates but Flash update was done at same time.

    I'm an enterprise sysadmin so probably a power user. I run a Windows 10 VM and have more going on with the system than many seem to think this computer can or should do. It's far more useful and pleasing to use than a tablet. Easier to carry than a Surface Pro. It is a premium price and design machine but so far worth it for the way I work and what I do.
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    Default Re: Does your MacBook get sluggish? What does it take?

    I love my MacBook Pro, it runs so smooth. As long as you take care of it you should be fine. Now there are things you can do to make sure it stay running smooth like check for malware from time to time and make sure you get a solid state drive if your getting an older MacBook Pro.
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    Default Re: Does your MacBook get sluggish? What does it take?

    I stopped using my MBA 2012 the day I got my new iPad Pro 9.7. I don't miss it at all.
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    Default Re: Does your MacBook get sluggish? What does it take?

    I believe there are misunderstandings here. The topic is not a Pro or Air model. In a practical sense reasonable amounts of storing data on the system will not make it slow. An iPad Pro is a great product but is not a general purpose computer. The MacBook - thin one - is a really great and capable system as proven by all I do as an enterprise IT admin. Just know it might not be for everyone. Being a general purpose computer so light and thin my case has had the iPad used more as a newspaper or magazine.
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    Default Re: Does your MacBook get sluggish? What does it take?

    Isn't the question about the 12 inch MacBook? What does it take to slow it down?
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    Default Re: Does your MacBook get sluggish? What does it take?

    Going on a few hours with mine and so far its as fast as my pro 13" 2014. Pick it up tonight at Best Buy for 1149Click image for larger version. 

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