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Baffled between mac n pc

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July 12, 2010 5:37:44 PM

Hello,

don't shoot. i have a genuine concern. just bought an hp 380t with core i7 930 2.8ghz, 12gb ram, radeon 5570 and 7200 rpm hdd. i use it for photo editing (nikon capture nx2). got it last week and right away uninstalled all bloatware and optimized windows 7 for maximum performance. i did not want to get a desktop but got sick and tired of twiddling my thumbs while waiting for files to be rendered so i sacrificed portability and aesthetics (laptop) for function and performance. i was happy with the purchase (i've only had it for 5 days)until my sister came with her fresh out of the box macbook pro. it's a 2.66ghz core2duo, 4gb ram and 5400rpm hdd.

i installed cnx2 and did a speed test - 5 files rendered and saved onto system hdd and compared the results. the optimized desktop i7 finished in 4:27 while her fresh out of box mac core2duo finished in 2:02.
i tried un-optimizing the desktop and still get the same results. saving to an external usb hdd brings it down to 4:02 and saving to ex III sd and cf cards gets it done in 3:58. i ran a system diagnostics and everything checks out. what gives?

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July 12, 2010 6:02:22 PM

you might still have leftover bloatware lingering on your system, try a complete reinstall of win 7 for a clean slate
July 12, 2010 8:15:27 PM

thanks for replying. i've actually gone over the list with hp and uninstalled everything that could be uninstalled. unfotunately, doing recovery would only reinstall all bloatware as i don't have a clean win 7 disc. i've also gone into msconfig and disabled all non ms, re-enabled again, disabled startups re-enabled...doesn't help. is it possible to install win 7 without installing all bloatware? thanks again.
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July 12, 2010 8:37:13 PM

yeyger said:
thanks for replying. i've actually gone over the list with hp and uninstalled everything that could be uninstalled. unfotunately, doing recovery would only reinstall all bloatware as i don't have a clean win 7 disc. i've also gone into msconfig and disabled all non ms, re-enabled again, disabled startups re-enabled...doesn't help. is it possible to install win 7 without installing all bloatware? thanks again.


just format your harddrive and reinstall windows, you wont get all the bloatware back
July 12, 2010 9:30:19 PM

thanks to you both. just finished doing the extended hdd test with 0 errors. am now doing recovery. will post how that goes in a bit.

my sister got the 15" mbp with c2d at her school - it was a closeout, new old stock and she only paid $1200 for it. the newer 15" mbp's come with the i5 but comes with a hefty price tag. i wasn't expecting to get my ass kicked by a puny laptop.
July 13, 2010 4:25:15 PM

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$1200 for a "new, old stock" C2D at 2.66ghz and a 5400rpm drive...........how sad.

I'd say she seriously got ripped off. She could have had a Dell with same or better specs for $499.


apple tax strikes again!
July 13, 2010 4:33:16 PM

At first sight I thought this post was so unbelievable that it must be a troll by a fanboi, but I guess that I was mistaken.

There is something seriously amiss with your PC - take it back to the shop and get your money back, or get a new one. Even a cheap laptop would wipe the floor with that Macbook Pro so your PC should be blowing it out of the water.
July 14, 2010 7:29:55 AM

no fanboi here. well...maybe nikon fanboi. and although i've always wanted to get an apple, i just couldn't get over the the cost. in fact i seriously considered getting a toshiba laptop with i7 720 for $899. in the end i opted for the desktop.

i am happy again after updating the nikon software. recovery reinstalled all bloatware but doesn't seem to affect performance. i can now finish the speed test in 1:01. i ran the test before/after i uninstalled bloatware and also before/after i optimized win 7 and consistently got 1:01/1:02. i'm keeping win 7 un-optimized since i get the same performance and i also prefer the looks. called up my sister to make sure we both had the most recent version of nx2. asking her also to bring the mbp this weekend coz i want to do more tests/comparisons.

thanks to all who replied.
July 14, 2010 7:40:53 AM

That sounds more like it. Something that you did during the original optimization must have been causing a problem.

Whatever the processor speed a computer will only be as fast as its slowest component, so a ratio of 2:1 over the Mac seems reasonable. Results would vary depending upon whether the task being compared was CPU intensive, disk intensive, graphics intensive, or memory bound.
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