Originally Posted by tntoak
Actually, Apple never talked to AMD - they had been working with Intel ever since the Markula (OSX x86) project was started in conjunction with the release of OSX. It had nothing to do with whether the P-M was better than the turion, because Apple never bothered to compare the two processors.
Apparently, Steve Jobs doesn't agree, because he considered AMD but decided that they would not be able to offer the same offer as INtel--mainly due to the fact that AMD's processing lines are much smaller than INtel's (Intel still makes up 85% of current computer sales, despite many people's beliefs). Saying that Apple didn't compare the two processors is ridiculous, seeing as Apple is a huge company, and they're far from being idiots.
Ditto on whoever said that the Pentium M and Turion are very comparable (was it you, Unleader?). I have to wonder though... perhaps they didn't go with the TUrion because they weren't yet ready to release a fully operational 64-bit operating system yet? Who knows... or maybe they are planning on it, but they're looking to release it at the same time as Intel's chips.