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Have you purchased a Mac computer of your dream just to discover how slow it is? Don’t rush to take it back to the local Apple Store! Sit back and let the team of professional developers figure out what can be causing the issues and how to fix them.

Reasons Why New MacBook Pro May Be Running Slow

Apple products are faster than Microsoft machines, but the question “Why is my brand new Mac running slow” is relevant. The problem is not the computer itself. In most cases, Mac owners do not take care of the device the way they should. A powerful, lightning-fast lion turns into a slow, overwhelmed turtle within a year or a couple of months.

The current generation of MacBooks (including most of the “Pro” models) arrive with a dual-core processor (learn how to choose one), integrated Iris Plus Graphics, and 8GBs of RAM. What does it mean? With these specs, a brand new 2016-17 MBP lineup packs a punch, but don’t expect it outperform a quad-core iMac in the same price segment because these machines have a different purpose. With MacBook, a user gets mobility and portability. With iMac, a person pays for specs and performance.

Factors That Make Your Mac Feel So Bad

PERSONAL HABITS
  1. Great number of login/startup items
  2. A lot of apps launched altogether
  3. Overloaded dashboard
  4. Far too long uptime
  5. Quantity of files & folders
HARDWARE
  1. Underpowered processor
  2. Very old graphics/video card
  3. Lack of storage space
  4. Not enough RAM
  5. Migration between PowerPC & Intel
  6. Hard drive that refuses to work
APPLICATIONS & UTILITIES
  1. Malware, adware, & viruses
  2. Sluggish internet connection
  3. Too many junk files in browser
  4. iCloud synchronization
  5. Harmful/useless apps
  6. Incorrect iTunes setup/settings
  7. Time Machine backup is active
  8. Apple Mail crash
OPERATING SYSTEM
  1. Old version of Mac OS X
  2. Permissions conflicts or errors
  3. Corrupted/improper firmware
  4. Problems with Spotlight indexing
  5. Loaded notifications

Is there any way to solve all problems in a few clicks? MacFly Pro is a product each Mac owner needs to fix all issues altogether and get a fast-&-furious device like it used to be in the beginning!

Let’s dig a bit deeper and talk about CPU and RAM in details.

CPU with Integrated Graphics

For example, if you take a 13-inch MacBook Pro to edit 4k footage, you shouldn’t wonder why it’s having a difficult time dealing with the task. Video editing is very CPU intensive. CPU refers to a central processing unit. We do not mention MBP has no dedicated GPU). On the other hand, a fifteen-hundred-dollar iMac will have faster RAM, twice as many CPU cores, and a dedicated graphics card to cope with that same footage. You get where this is going, right? To determine whether your Mac is having troubles dealing with the intensity of your workflow:

  1. Launch Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder in Applications.
  2. Select the CPU tab to check how your processor is handling it. If the CPU is under heavy load — close the unneeded apps by hitting the ‘X’ button in the top left corner. This step won’t magically turn your MacBook Pro into a powerhouse, but it will allow the system to use more processor power towards getting the job done quicker.
checking mac cpu

RAM Capacity

It’s not just the CPU that you should keep in mind: OS X loves RAM (random access memory). Recent MacBook models come with RAM that’s soldered to board. It is a problem as that leaves a user with 8GBs of RAM unless he/she has a 15-inch model. 8GBs of RAM is by no means bad, especially a fairly quick 2133MHz one, but it is likely to bottleneck the system during heavy multitasking or RAM-intensive work. To check how your system is able to meet memory requirements:

  • Switch to the Memory tab in Activity Monitor.
  • When your MacBook feels sluggish, and your RAM can’t keep up, close the apps you don’t need. Check which apps consume most of RAM.

If you decide to upgrade CPU or RAM to speed up MacBook Pro by adding more storage space, find the detailed instructions and tips here.

Why Is New MacBook Pro Slow at Startup?

It is uncommon for a brand new MacBook to start up like a snail. A fresh-out-of-the-box Apple computer has no problems with starting quickly. It is worth noting, however, that the initial boot up takes more time than usual as you need to set up a new Mac. If you have just updated to macOS High Sierra, you can expect a longer first startup. Once you’ve set up your MacBook, it should have no problem starting up in less than a minute. If you feel like your Mac startup time is slow, check Login Items. Some of the freshly-installed apps may default to starting at boot up and, as a result, slowing it down.

see login items
  1. Go to System Preferences and choose User & Groups.
  2. Switch to the Login Items tab.
  3. Use + and - buttons to keep the apps you need ready at launch and remove the rest from the list.

It should help improve the startup time of your new Mac. Here is one more thing to do unless there is no MacFly Pro on your Mac.

  1. Launch System Preferences again.
  2. Choose Startup Disk.
  3. Pick Lock to Unlock and type the administrator’s passcode.
  4. Click and choose Macintosh HD (highlight it).
  5. Pick Lock to Lock back setting.
  6. Shut down System Preferences.
  7. Upon startup, notice the boot and login to the system are quicker!

If this common High Sierra solution does not work, or if an Apple computer is overall sluggish and keeps freezing all the time, think about installing MacFly Pro.

Best New Mac Software You Should Install

It is true a user shouldn’t feel the need for a cleaner or tune-up app on a brand new Mac. The latest Mac OS X paired with the 7th generation Intel chips on MacBook Pro feels snappy. How can our smart cleaner be useful? If you notice a shortage of memory or problems with CPU, MacFly Pro can help free up RAM and space storage in a single click. Look at its menu:

smart assistant by macflypro

To make it short:

  • System tab is there to check the overall health of Mac;
  • Leftovers refer to the items left by the removed apps;
  • Duplicates tab is there to detect copies of files & folders;
  • Memory is responsible for testing & freeing up RAM.

RAM management is not the only option of MacFly Pro. Our revolutionary tool detects and deletes things a user doesn’t need. It features a Smart Assistant that will ensure a target Mac runs clean, has no old, corrupted caches, and help with both finding and deleting duplicates along with leftovers. With MacFly Pro, a user is less likely to experience issues with Mac’s speed.

At the end of the day, if your brand new MacBook is acting up or its hardware does not meet expectations, you best return it to Apple (within 14 calendar days after purchase according to Standard Apple Return Policy). You can either get another unit that works well or cash out for a higher-end model. Or… You can launch our extra-powerful, smart cleaning software to save the life of the favorite device in several clicks!