I read far too many articles about the new intel-based mac laptops in the last weeks. Articles about batteries dying prematurely or lasting far less than expected, articles about revision D being much better than revision C, about the ability to run windows application w/o BootCamp, about the quality of the laptops plastic and metal, about the unexpected heat of the machine, and and and. The iMac G5 we have here at the office was acquired in the very first weeks of existence of the iMac G5 and I remember we had to change the whole internal power block because its noise.
So I will wait a little bit more, and acquired a dual core vaio. It's a superb beast. Vaio VGN-SZ2XP/C. Only 1.69 kilos for a dualcore 2GHz, 100 Gig HD, 1 Gig ram, carbon fiber box, superb wifi a/b/g reception, finger print reader, double layer dvd+-rw, builtin videocam. I also love the vaio power management app, that lets you disable a wide variety of stuff when your laptop runs on batteries. You can even disable the Nvidia card to use only the intel low-level chip.
A lot of pre-installed Google stuff here : Google Desktop, Google Earth, Picasa2. But no Firefox... And as usual, there are pre-installed software I will immediately remove, like the Microsoft Office 2003 Small Business Try and Buy Edition 60 days.