Walt Mossberg talks about how his new Sony confronted him with two dozen trial programs advertising their virtues and 21 software updates. Then he goes on to say:
"I also was shocked at how long this machine took to restart and to do a cold start after being completely shut down. Restarting took over three minutes, and a cold start took more than two minutes. That suggests the computer is loading a bunch of stuff I neither know about nor want. By contrast, a brand new Apple MacBook laptop, under the same test conditions, restarted in 34 seconds and did a cold start in 29 seconds."
Link from WSJ