Friday, December 7, 2012

Boot Time - Macbook Pro 15 Inch Early 2011 with Mountain Lion

Just did a quick video, testing the boot time of my Macbook Pro Early 2011 15 inch laptop.

I have disabled the third party start up applications, however, I have went on to allow it to load the system applications such as WiFi, App icon, etc.

The configuration of Macbook Pro used in this tutorial is as follows:

Processor  2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory  4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics  AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB
Software  OS X 10.8.2 (12C60) (Mountain Lion latest version)

I have noticed quite a big change in boot up time, it has increased significantly after I upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion earlier this year (about a month after Mountain Lion was announced).

The features of Mountain Lion are quite amazing, however, I guess I need to upgrade my RAM from 4 GB to at least 8 GB to get a better performance from my Macbook Pro.

Anyways, the computer still runs quite smoothly and works perfectly great, been with me for about an year and a half.
I have used several laptops in the past (HP Pavilion, Dell, Lenovo, IBM Thinkpad, Acer), however due to some or other reasons I had to sell of those laptops in maximum an year's time. But this is the only laptop so far which works pretty awesome and I just don't feel like changing it at least for the time being.

Its my first ever Mac and the experience has just been amazing so far.