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Using external style sheet has many advantages over inline or embedded styles which I won’t rehash here. There’s plenty of info on the web about that. As far as speed difference between pages with linked style sheet and or pages with inline or embedded styles is probably so minuscule that it’s going to be hardly noticeable if at all and only during the the viewing of the first page.
Since client cache stores style sheet upon a visit to first page, viewing of subsequent pages will be quicker and smoother. At this point, the speed is only affected by the latency of browser itself.