Recently bought a new macbook pro 13" base model apart from I've upgraded the RAM to 8GB. It came with snow leopard but was entitled to lion for free so I've put it via the upgrade method, and suffered from the slow boot up/shutdown times that other have reported (almost a minute, slower than my 2007 macbook). I've performed most of the tips fixing this, choosing start up disk, clearing caches, etc and now my boot up time is around 33-5 seconds (with no perhiphals connected and unchecking reopen windows), is this the kind of time one would expect from a clean install? As installing Lion was literally the first thing I did I didn't think to see how fast it booted on snow leopard. Only used up about 42GB of space on the hard disk if that is a factor.