Re: comparing x86 and powerpc laptops
I've have a atlhon 1.33MHz, a Celeron 1.1MHz and an ibook 700MHz.
They'r all running debian.
The ibook ir comparable to de celeron....but the celeron has a riva tnt2....
They both got the same amount of memory and hdparm says the disks are
similar in speed...
The athlon beats the crap out of the ibook and the celeron (together!) =)
Of course that the ibook has a G3 not G4 processor but i think it is
very unlikely that you can compare a 1GHz G4 to a 2GHz PIV.....
Maybe its better not to compare...
Apple's laptops are great because you can get a light machine, with good
hardware (not just cpu...), 4 to 5 hours of battery time and it works
great with OS X and Debian....
Another advantage is that it doesn't run windows =)
If you chose a x86 machine for the SAME price you are probably getting a
desktop cpu (not mobile)...maybe a graphics card with shared
memory....and 1h or 2 of battery time.
What you get in return is a faster CPU, maybe a little more disk or RAM,
and 30% more weigth....
Maybe this changes from country to country because apple prices are the
same everywhere and x86 machines aren't....
Check out http://www.gericom.com for a x86 laptop that can be compare to
the Gericom A2
with a 800MHz Crusoe