Apple MacBook Pro - Mac OS X vs Windows XP vs other notebooks

Posted on Saturday, Apr 08 2006 @ 22:44 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET has compared a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp running Windows XP with other notebooks running Windows XP. They also compare the performance of Windows XP and Mac OS X.
In our Photoshop test, the original MacBook Pro struggled, forced to process the application through its Rosetta translation program, which resulted in performance that was about five times slower than the PC competition--slower than on even the lowest-end iBook. Because a native version of Photoshop for OS X isn't expected until sometime next year, the ability to run Photoshop smoothly on a MacBook Pro running Windows XP is a crucial step forward.
You can check it out over here.


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