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Is my 13" Macbook just way too old?

Started Jul 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Is my 13" Macbook just way too old?
Jul 1, 2013

I'm getting into photography and starting to do light editing in Lightroom 4 with my Macbook from 2010 (2.4GHz core 2 duo, 4GB ram, ATA hard drive).

The setup is SUPER slow. RAW pictures from my D7000 take a few seconds to load (gets worse as I work on more pictures). Exporting to JPG is painful. Everything is just slow.

Is my computer really just too old to handle dozens of 20mb raw files and Lightroom?

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