Not the same machine with the same CPU. If your mac runs faster, then your PC is weak and/or old. Reading from the specs you list, I’m finding the confirmation of that: you’re basically comparing a mac with a fourth-generation i7 to an old PC with a second-generation i7. Now, if you really want to be taken seriously, you should compare the performance of your mac with the performance of a windows laptop with a Haswell CPU. But you’re afraid of doing that, because you’re not going to like the reality. It’s much easier to just slander the people who have actually run those tests and accuse them of peddling BS. Like you did (and yeah, that irked me big time.)
IMO, everything runs just as smooth.
So, it’s an OPINION based solely on your newfound enthusiasm for Apple. Pretty arrogant of you accusing people who have actually run tests of peddling “BS” (the exact word you used.)
The biggest difference is the video performance, but that’s most likely due to the fact that the MB has a great video card.
More proof that you don’t know what you’re talking about. No AppIe product has a “great” GPU, not compared to what you get from a PC at equivalent price level. Again, you’re comparing your new mac to your old PC which evidently also has a weak GPU.
I disagree about Win 7 (not sure about 8). You can’t simply fire up a new PC for the first time, load your software, and go. There’s always a bunch of Windows optimization tweaks that are needed.
That’s really BS. You’re talking about something that was needed a decade ago.
These are even noted on the Steinberg site. Simple tweaks mind you, but the Mac is just simple in that regard.
Those tweaks are NOT necessary, but they will squeeze even more performance out of a windows machine, whereas the mac cannot give you an inch more than what the people at Apple have decided you need. It’s not like you have a choice. Heck, with the new MBP’s, you can’t even add RAM by yourself.
my Mac setup (so far!) is killer.
Compared to your old and weak PC, maybe. Compared to a new windows laptop of equivalent price range, it’s just a fashionable toy.