I have been using a C2D 2.4 GHZ MBP that my friend let me borrow and I noticed that compared to my 1.6 GHZ C2D Dell XPS M1530, some things are slower on a mac. An example: -Opening Applications especially like word and excel take so much longer on a mac. -If you hit CMD-P on a Mac it takes about 2 seconds for the print menu to slide in from the top in a pretty way. On my Dell hitting CTRL P instantly shows an uglier print window. Is it because OS X is heavy on graphics and makes an extra effort to make things look prettier and graphically better, that makes things slow?