Last week I purchased a new 2.2 SR MBP and I compared the startup time against my old 1.83 MB (Core Duo) with 2 x 1 GB Crucial RAM and it took ~17 sec for MB to boot to the login screen while the SR MBP w/ 2GB took ~24 sec. I can't believe the new MBP is slower to boot than ~2 yr old MB unless the brand of RAM is making the difference. Both computers have Fujitsu 5400 HDD. Any suggestions? What do ppl get for startup times until it reaches the login screen?