I have been having this issue for the last few months... Every time I have Outlook or OneNote open... my... laptop... starts... to... crawl.
I have tinkered with Outlook's settings, archived my old email, and tried to adjust the amount of time the program searches for new mail. OneNote just hangs everything up to the point where it is the only program I can run without pausing after each letter I type.
Earlier I was running Office 2010, so I recently upgraded to Office 2013 to see if there were some "bugs" that a new install could work out. No Luck.
In a desperate attempt I have also ran Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner, but nothing came up. I am running Symantec Endpoint Protection on my computer.
Any suggestions on how to get my performance back??
My Laptop specs: