Android studio slows laptop down?

I downloaded Android Studio to develop mobile games and learn java but it is incredibly slow! And it seems it makes everything else slow too.
It took me 22 minutes to start and to create a new project and actually get to the xml and the java file.
What can I do to make my laptop work faster?
It is an ASUS X553S, dual-core, 2.16 Ghz and the RAM is 4Gb. I have windows 10 installed, this is how I bought it.

Thanks for any help.