I would prefer a mac...
The global Geekbench Score looks about 60% better on
a 2.66Ghz i7 MacBookPro ( http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/210968 )
than my 2.4 Ghz core2duo MacBookPro ( http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/286728 ),
but when i look down in the page on the "Floating Point Performance", specially "multi-threaded" ones (in blue) it look like some msp stuff inside a poly~ (Floating Point & multi-threaded) should make a difference of a factor of two (or 100%).
There are even some laptops that use 'desktop processors'*, and it looks like it's again 2-3 times faster than the fastest 2.66Ghz i7 MacBookPro on most of the 'multi-threaded/Floating-Point' tests (in blue) Although the lasts 'sharpen/blur-Image' tests seem slower.
- Intel Core i7 X 920 2.0 Ghz : http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/214726
There are about 2000€ and 3000€...
I'm curious how fast they are with max/msp... ?
(and more specially with resonators~)
I'm curious about this idea of having 'desktop processor' in a laptop.
If it's only an autonomy problem i don't care, but how stable, hot, noisy are theses laptops ?
Seriously, if it's really 8 times faster - for audio in a poly~ - than my actual 2.4 Ghz core2duo MPB, i wouldn't mind so much going on Windows. (Or maybe i'll wait for a faster multitouch laptop** to use with MaxMultitouchFramework)