The good news is that we’ll have faster laptops soon – and also that OSX might as well run on PC hardware, why not? This would be interesting…
The bad news is that Intel will get closer to monopoly. But maybe this will prompt other chip vendors to improve theirs, or sell low-cost compatible processors for the low end. Hopefully, if it’s not too late.
The one thing that amazed me when switching was the very low standby power consumption of the PowerPC chips, which translates to very fast startup, just by opening the lid of my Powerbook. I hope this works with the next chips as well. Other than that, I don’t care much about what’s inside, as long as it’s fast, quiet and runs for a long time on batteries.
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