I use a 13" MacBook Pro at work these days. Android Studio frequently sent my machine into a tailspin. Over time, I’ve had to tweak and update my AS settings to make AS work well on the 13". I figured I should post them here for posterity and the benefit of other AndroidDevs battling with deathly slow AS experiences. I’m posting the abridged instructions and linking to the blog posts that led me to these settings, if you care for the details.