My mac mini with 2.33ghz core 2 duo and 2gb ram with 5400rpm hard drives boots in 34 seconds. At the apple store I tested the 2.4ghz macbook pro with 5400rpm HD and 3gb of ram and it tok 1m 50s to boot. I tried 4 times on different machines. Same time to boot with leopard. What is going on? I though it was faster. Does my mac mini just run faster than a macbook pro? Doubt it. I left without buying. Amazing. Gonna wait for 10.5.2 at least. Can anyone verify this? Oops, thought I was posting in macbook forum. Mods feel free to move to there. Thanks.