I only work with 5 tabs tops on Chrome, always turn off my computer every night.
I think 8 GB, i7, and macOS should be more than enough to give plenty room for a fast editor, like Sublime for example. Atom should get some inspiration on Sublime for speed. It should try to make it as fast as Sublime.
In Julia, when code is slow we profile it. Does Atom do that on a regular basis? Which language is Atom written on?
Thanks I'll try
Atom-Mac.zip and let you know how it goes.