2396 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2009 1:06 PM by ast03
1.) there's probably not enough of a difference performance-wise to matter to much. The graphics performance really comes into play with things that have substantial 3D requirements (e.g., games)
2.) personally, for me, it's all about screen size. The more I can see, the more productive I am.
3.) the thing that's limiting performance most on your Mac is the 5400rpm disk. Going for a 7200rpm will make a big difference (at the cost of batter life and expense)
4.) if you have a lot of things that load on startup, don't load them. Otherwise, disk speed is likely the limiting factor. Also, don't use older PowerPC applications if you can help it.
5.) RAM always helps, particularly if you are using it all up.
6.) Based on Apple's own description... Maybe. Mostly, Snow Leopard speeds up the OS and provides methods for speeding up apps. Apps existing before Snow Leopard will see some benefit from the former, but none from the latter. Most of PS's performance issues would be addressable by the latter, but you'd need to wait for Adobe to provide an update to PS.