Hi gang, I almost posted this a week or so ago but decided to do some maintenance prior to asking for help. Remove apps I don’t use, cleared cache etc.
I’m running Monterey Beta but really don’t think that would be causing this.
I have 1 x 4k 32" external monitor.
I have a 2018 MacBook Air (purchased January 2019) and it is running sooo slow, the fan is on almost constantly and typing is delayed by sentences (i.e. I type a sentence and then watch it appear on the screen!) This doesn’t always happen, it’s not happening as I write this.
The keyboard has been replaced and recently the battery was replaced under warranty, so the Apple crew have been helpful.
But when it comes to “I’ll just logon and do this thing” it takes forever to do the thing!
I have a Genius Appt again today to ask them to look at it and see of there is anything that may be causing this. I had my previous 2013 for 6 years and only upgraded to get the retina screen!
So two requests if that’s okay:
- any thoughts about performance you have found that you’ve fixed?
- if I choose to get a new Air, can I get away with 8GB? I know I will get better performance from 16 but I mostly write, blog, research, may start a podcast soon (so audio editing) so a little impatience doesn’t want to wait for a 16GB to arrive but that is a bit of petulance (at 58! )
I’m a bit floored I may need to replace this so soon but maybe I did just get a “bad one” this time round.