So I have 2x Sony VAIO Ultrabooks side by side - one is ~6 months old the other 2 days old. The newer of the 2 seems to have the better specs on paper but runs significantly slower and the owner is, well annoyed.
Both were purchased from the same shop. The older unit was cheaper list price, uses an older CPU, is no longer available (at that shop) yet is significantly faster than the newer, and significantly more expensive, replacement!
Info from Windows Performance Info for the slow PC... below (in brackets = older, faster PC)...
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz (c.f. i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz)
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB (both same)
Primary hard disk 58GB Free (both similar free size and free space)
Windows 8 (both same, not 8.1)
Model SVP13213CGB (SVT13136CGS)
Any reason why the new PC is running than the slower PC, appreciate your thoughts...
(let me know if more info is required, settings to change etc.)