We may not agree on how fast or slow computers run even if we were all there to witness the comparison. Maybe a standard CNET benchmark performance utility could be chosen and used by the Q&A forum participants to get a better idea of how fast their PCs are running.
I searched CNET and found the following article, ''Test it yourself: Windows Desktops'' by Daniel A Begun under their CNET Lab testing link:
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