There is no way going to a machine with less than half the processing capacity is going to improve your workflows process times.
Your either working with extraordinarily large files, you have a hardware fault, or there is something wrong with a configuration setting etc.
Road_Rebel wrote in post #12109620
according to the apple rep who comes into my work, u need half the spec of a pc on a mac and it will run programs of the same power...
In my experience and teaching a mac will always have the upper hand due to it being a closed system, An OS designed to run on particular hardware and an OS that doesnt clutter its registry when installing programs...
for editing media, an apple machine will always be better and last longer
total pile of waffling sales and marketing BS that has been dis-proven countless times.
The web is filled with tests showing Macs and Hackintoshes running Windows 7 and OS-X on the same hardware, getting identical, or close enough to results running the whole suit of Adobe Software.
Where one has proven to be faster, it has been the Windows set up, as several Adobe products make better utilization of multiple cores and more than 4GB of ram under Windows than they do under OS-X. Although most of these problems were resolved with CS5 and LR3.
Any further posts of conjecture, fantasy and hearsay will be deleted.