I'm looking to upgrade my computer, and I'm completely out of touch regarding computer specs. I'm looking into the MacBook Pros, and I have no idea how much power I actually need. My super old iMac absolutely crawls for pretty much everything I do.
ASK DN: I was wondering if you guys could share the hardware specs that you've got, and how fast or slow you feel your machine handles what you do. Also, can you please share how you generally work?
THE WAY I WORK: When I design, I generally have Chrome with 20+ tabs open for references/inspiration, which tends to slow things down a lot. Would love to be able to have music playing in the background as well without it slowing down my computer, but I can live with using my iPhone for that if need be. I also tend to have Slack open, which could also cause things to slow down. Then... let's see, there are usually several Gmail chats and/or drafts of my notes open. Skype is usually open as well. I think that's about it.