Well it looks very sexy but isn't it basically the same thing as a travelmate 8204 with an amd cpu? Granted, it was the same with the ferrari 4k and the travelmate 8104. Personally I prefer the travelmate series since they are much cheaper.
As for amd vs. intel, although the athlon processors successfully kick pentium 4's into oblivion, turions and centrino systems are surprisingly well matched. They seem to perform on games and things about the same (pM gets like 2fps more generally but what difference does that really make?), but the pentium M seems to get a slightly longer battery life when doing processor intensive activities such as games while the Turion gets a very slightly longer battery when doing low power things like internet browsing or word processing. This doesn't really matter much, as when playing games, one is most likely going to be plugged in anyways.
I guess it really comes down if you want to spend the extra couple hundred $$$ to get a fancy ferrari symbol on it.
Both computers are made of win. One thing I must say about both series is I <3 the screen. 1680*1050 is lots of lovely pixel space for coding.
And since my 8104 can run the newest games (bf2, cs:s, even oblivion runs pretty good) on high or near maxed this 'un prolly can completely max them out with no problem.hey my 8104 is quoted at getting .5hrs more battery so there! also may I note that the hot fan is on the left side.