1. We install more apps or apps do more.
2. The old (?) mechanical HDD does slow as it fills.
Both are under our control so even laptops (PCs) didn't really slow as time passed. They remained the same speed. We have complete control over the 2 usual areas so my answer is no.
The move to SSDDs really cleaned up most of item 2's effect.
I don't know much about the macbook processor: 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache
But I was wondering - Laptops tend to slow down and many people are saying the processor is good enough. But I was wondering - after a year or two, will the laptop get pretty slow?
I am currently choosing between the macbook and retina macbook pro and would like it to last 3-4 years.
I will probably use it mostly for web surfing (maybe like 20 tabs open...), watching HD videos, music and microsoft office (some pretty heavy excel work). Nothing too heavy like gaming, but I want it to consistently be perky.
Thanks for your help and advice!!
PS: just for reference I currently have an ASUS with Windows 8 i5 6gb ram (1.8 GHz). It is fairly cheap.