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Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 15" 2.2GHz/4GB/250GB, G4 Cube 450MHz + 17" Studio LCD

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I was quite suprised at the boot times of my Mac running Panther and 1 year old laptop running XP MCE2005:

Laptop (AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512mb ram) = 85 sec
Mac (iMac G3 DV 400MHz, 640mb ram) = 86 sec

This from pressing the power button to being usable. The laptop does have a 4200rpm hard drive (as opposed to 7200rpm in iMac) and 128mb less ram, but it shouldn't make much of a difference.

MacBook Pro 15" 2.2GHz, PowerMac G4 Cube + 17" LCD Studio Display, 2x1TB WD My Book Studio (FW800)
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