Oh boy, just reading the morning G&M and came across this unit called a Z1RAP. It just never stops... They're also trying to push their little [read little] vers of iLife as well [see bottom of the page]. It never stops...
Comparing it to a similarly priced G4 TiBook, it falls short of the comparison in every area except "potential battery life" and *theoretically* processor, since the TiBook is a full-on 1GHz G4, it might be faster... but not necessarily.
Intel® Centrino? mobile technology vs. Apple 15" TiBook
Intel® Pentium® M processor 1.50GHz vs. 1GHz G4
Intel® PRO Wireless Network Connection 802.11b vs. Airport Extreme 802.11g
It also has the cruddy Sony 4 pin iLink IEE1394 socket that doesn't carry power. Major downgrade and inconvenience for a laptop!! If does have USB2 though.
Looks too 20th century to me. And to think the Intel VP was trying to push the great Centrino products on Apple.... Centrino is a significant advance for PC lap tops, but its only caught up with Apple laptop technology (allowing 1" designs, Airport networking and decent battery life). It's hilarious to see people putting away (or changing the batteries on) their PC saddle tops after about an hour of use on a plane.....