My home Mac is 13-inch late 2013, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM MacBook Pro.
I love it and it’s still a workhorse.
I had basically the same machine at my last job, but at the job I started in January they gave me a 2017 MacBook Air 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 and 8 GB RAM.
Mostly what I do is web-based: Google Analytics, data analysis in Google Sheets, Slack app, Jira in my browser, Google Marketing Platform, Facebook, Twitter. I work in digital marketing. I use Chrome and Safari.
I get the beach ball quite frequently and everything is just slow. Right clicking for a menu is sluggish. Loading web pages is slow. I have brought it to IT twice and they’ve found corruption on my disk and fixed it. Our head IT guy used to run Genius Bars @ an Apple store so he knows what he’s doing.
IT has us running Sophos and CrashPlan and JumpCloud for SSO stuff as login items. Is this the problem? (I also hate the keyboard, but that’s a separate thing). Am I having a weird experience w/ the beach ball? Should I bring it back to IT again?
Thanks for any thoughts!