so I’ve been reading of how amazing the M1 is. Any YouTube and their mother says that’s incredible what the new MacMini can do and how their 13” M1 MacBook is faster than their MacPro even when rendering videos, that it’s a “groundbreaking” technology and such.
A couple of months ago I changed job and I got a shiny new Macbook Pro 13” M1with 8 GB of RAM. It’s sluggish. Like a pain to work with. Almost every action I input is executed with some delay that goes from “I can feel that something is not working properly” to “I pressed Cmd+F and I have to wait 2 to 3 seconds before the search window appears”.
I’ve read that Google Chrome is not optimised for M1 and that causes know issues, so I uninstalled it and switched to Safari. It’s a bit better, but way far from the “astonishing revolution” I keep reading about. I use it with an external monitor attached via HDMI, external magic mouse and magic keyboard. I use it to program and typically my IDE takes 3 or 4 GB, but isn’t the new RAM supposed to magic or something?
Is there any action I can perform to check that everything is in order?