We've got a Macbook which we are looking to replace its a 2008 alu unibody model with the 2.0 GHz CPU. Rcently Ie noticed it is running really slow. I run quite a few programs at the same time on it for work - Chrome, Thunderbird, Vectorworks (2d CAD), Word.
I am quite familiar with macs so the first thing i did was check the Activity monitor, which reported about 3 GB of free RAM, (I upgraded it to 8 GB about a year ago). So it seems its ok on the RAM front.
My only other thoughts could be either lack of GPU or CPU is there a way to see their resources / activity, is there anything else I should be looking at ?
I am looking to update this laptop to a newer Macbook pro, but I was kinda concerned I would end up buying a new machine and run into the same problems so i am quite keen to find the bottlenecks now so I can spec the correct machine.