I dunno', on my quad core they could have reduced the waiting considerably if they configured it with 2 HD off the shelf. The bitch is getting stuff to load if something HD intensive is running. I set up Firefox to run out of a ramdisk just because I can't stand to wait 2 minutes for it to come up if I'm in the middle of a video mux.
For a short time I remember seeing some HP desktops for sale at BestBuy with a pair of 320GB Sata drives. For some reason they went back to the one big HD scenario.
If the HD can't keep up now, how's it gonna' be with PCs configured with 8 cores standard? Just make sure you open all your apps first before you start one of them really doing anything!! Attachment 61923