I've got the low end Aluminium Macbook. I've found it to be sluggish in general; - Opening applications. - Switching between tabs in Safari/Firefox. - Expose. - Opening a page in Pages. I generally get the spinning beachball far too often. I have the pre-installed 2GB of ram in two 1GB sticks. What's going to help make it a bit more nippy? More ram? More HD memory free(I generally have about four or five gigs free). Is there any clutter I can get rid of ? It shouldn't be this sluggish I don't think. I'm basically hoping that Snow Leopard will be significantly faster. James.