Just got this machine in March. It's been S L O W since day one.
The reason I dumped my Early 2011 MBP is because I thought I needed to bigger hard drive to speed things up.
So here I am with a new, 2.8, Core i7, 750G HD and I've never experienced anything so slow. Seriously, my old iBook G4 was better!
I transfered my library from the 2011 MPB to this one. Could it be something glitchy there? Will re-installing Lion help? Is this just a krappy computer??
Spinning beachballs, keyboard hiccups and it takes at LEAST 10-15 seconds for System Preferences to pop up upon opening. I have to Force Quit nearly EVERY application.
Forget multi-tasking, I'm not using anything heavy like Photoshop or big graphics programs...In fact, I can barely run Mail and Safari at the same time!! If I understood Activity Monitor, maybe it would help, but I don't really know what I'm looking at there.
I've checked what's going on in the background, and I don't see much. I've cleaned out my start-up folder, cleared my desktop, ran OnyX, Cocktail, repaired permissions, etc. It's beyond frustrating!
This is my 6th Mac since I converted 10 years ago from Windows and I've always been so happy with my shiny new Apple computers. Now I feel like I'm dealing with my old Dell. Ugh!
Is it possible that booting in Safe Mode, shutting down and re-booting like usual would help?