With Vista we introduced computer performance rating and I just found out which laptop I want. My US colleague Keith Combs has the fastest laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T60p) according to the tool I saw.
Keith explains in his blogposts how the performance rating is working in current builds.
I wish I had this laptop, this is my best machine:
Who has a better rating on his laptop then 4.1????? Let me know arlindoa@Microsoft.com
Imho the Thinkpad T60P is a very pricey beast with an end user price of approximately €3700 I am pretty sure that I would buy a different notebook like:
* HP NW9440
* MacBook Pro 2.16Ghz Intel Core Duo 17"
Where I prefer the MacBook Pro :-)
I played around with the MacBook Pro and indeed it is a nice and fast machine, but with neither Apple and Microsoft support for running Vista and I didn't like the keyboard to much.
Myself I am thinking of buying either the Dell XPS or the XXODD XNi570U3 (http://www.xxodd.nl/)
XXODD was previously known as Promedion and they create excellent performance beasts unfortunately the brand is not so popular as Dell or Lenovo.