What comes in your mind when you think of a laptop? Faster speed, better performance, convenience, or excellent portability? Well, somewhere all these factors reflect laptops. 

With all over profit turnover of more than $101.7 billion, the global market of laptop manufacturing and sales is all set to touch new heights in the forthcoming years. 

Laptops are known for their blazing speed that almost ten folds the experience of using a machine. From highly adaptable features to its lightweight body, countless reasons make laptops the biggest reason behind accelerating demand. 

So, what’s the issue?

Well, speed is the biggest plus and minus of a laptop. Where the user enjoys the lighting speed of a brand new laptop, with time, its rough and unconcerned usage results in poor performance. This not just hampers the experience but reduces the lifespan of the laptop as well. Where you may be witnessing it as a major hurdle, it can be resolved with the proper usage and a bit of maintenance. 

Here is a quick guide to waving off performance issues in your laptop. 

  1. Analyze and manage the activity monitor – You may not realize, but some of the apps stored in your laptop are incredibly power-hungry. This hampers the laptop speed to a considerable extent. To find out which apps are reducing the speed potential, go to the activity monitor in the Utilities section and see a complete list of apps consuming space and performance. Here, CPU consumption is another major factor to analyze. The same feature can be used to view network, disk and memory processing of the system. 
  1. Shift photographs – However, photographs are to preserve memories, but sometimes it becomes a major reason hampering your laptop or MacBook speed. When copying images from different sources, people often copy an image twice or store them in different locations. If you have duplicate image copies in your laptop, follow this guide and dispose off the duplicate ones. If using a MacBook, the best practice is to store the images on the iCloud Photo folder. This won’t just keep the photos safe but would not hamper the MacBook speed at all. 
  2. Check preference panes – Go to the ‘System Preferences’ and look at the lower panel. Click on the ‘Preferences Panes’ to find out how much space and CPU capacity is consumed. Close all the files, documents, folders, and apps that you don’t want to use at the moment. If you are doubtful how to do it, go for online guides and DIY videos for the same. 

The last line – 

Laptops are the present and future of almost every professional, especially those who often travel for business meetings. Where laptops have gained more than 100 billion users throughout the world, a high majority of them are questioning its low-performance issues observed over the years. 

This happens due to rough usage or wrong data storage practices. However, the good news is that it can be resolved with some smart hacks. People can get rid of speed hurdles easily. In this regard, the guide mentioned above can help you the best.