MacBook Pro vs PowerBook benchmarks:
If you are like me and enjoy a good clean fight, check out these benchmarks at Geek Patrol using their own pre-production software: Geekbench, a multi-platform benchmarking utility. These numbers reflect benchmarking on a 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 with 1.25GB RAM vs a 2.0GHz MacBook Pro with 1GB RAM (the latter benchmark running as a Universal Binary not in Rosetta).
(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)
Even though the new MacBook Pros are fast, I really don't have a reason to upgrade from my Powerbook just yet. It works just fine, and the added speed offered by the Macbook Pro would simply go to waste at the moment.
The only cool thing about the Macbook Pro would have been the ability to tri-boot into OSX, Linux and Windows, but thanks to EFI thats not even possible. I guess I'll wait to see what comes up to replace the iBooks.