|In my speed tests, Signature beat all the stock machines on all my trials, but the margins weren't dramatic, usually from a few seconds to 25 seconds. On the H-P, the differences were especially minimal. Across all three machines, the biggest differences were the time it took to set the PC up out of the box and the time it took to shut down the PC. |
One Microsoft official told me that Signature represents "Microsoft's perspective on Windows," rather than that of the hardware maker.