|Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 8):|
Is there any noticeable drop in performance when running the different theme?
Not really. That screenshot came from my laptop; Centrino 1.7Ghz, 1GB RAM. Startup take a few seconds longer than it used to, as the Aero effects are achieved with a 3rd party plug-in called 'Glass2k', and it runs in the background. Task Manager shows it at 0% CPU and 4,136k Mem.
On my desktop (P4 3.2Ghz, 2GB RAM), 0% CPU and 4,872k mem. Startup time is hard to guage as I have a bunch of stuff that starts with this machine.
Once the system is up and running, I haven't noticed any drop in performance at all.