So I just raced my dell mini - with 2 gig ram / runcore 64gb / and latest dell EFI pack against my girlfriends dell inspiron 1420 with 2 GHZ processor and 2 GB ram with windows vista home.
I did a race from cold boot to facebook (that wasn't a homepage) so it's basically a race to a useable running state.
My mini was a little slow off the line, her laptop was out of POST before mine even got started.. but they both hit the splash screens at about the same time.. then mine was booted and on facebook at about 45 seconds.. long before the dell even started to actually load windows.. (between the splash screen and the login process)
her's finially got around to being usefull around the 2:30 mark.. wow.. what a difference.
even after check to make sure she didn't have a whole bunch of extra crap (besides regular vista and antivirus stuff) i was just amazed at what a difference it could be.. even with a slower processor..
I challenge you to have a race of your own. and be sure to post results! :ugeek: