My sister is considering buying a MacBook and I'm worried it might be too slow. I've been a regular user of Powerbooks, MacBook Pros and Mac Pros since 1999. It's usually been with high end stuff. Currently at my job we use 2.2 GHz MacBook Pros mainly for Adobe software. There was a brief period once where we switched to iBooks, and it was a terrible, terrible experience. The computers literally could not handle the weight of photoshop, and the whole OS seemed to run in slow motion. Granted it was out IT department's fault for under buying, but I still blame Apple a little for putting so little into their entry level product. I know the specs are higher on the MacBook, but I don't want my sister to buy one only to have it enter slow motion mode when she tries to open more than a handful of photos at once. I have ZERO experience with MacBooks, have they improved dramatically since the iMac days? I'm not talking about putting them through the ultimate stress test. Can a MacBook handle a few 12 megapixel images in Photoshop while VLC is running at the same time without slowing down noticeably?