OK, this isn't meant as a flame, a strike against, etc. But my PowerBook 1400 is a decade old; it's time.
I had a look around at my other stuff and realized, hey shuffle some of it out the door, and it'll pay for a new toy with no out-of-pocket expense. Currently, there are two options where I am (at around $200: )
1) A 850MHz or so P3 laptop
2) A Pismo or Lombard
From a performance standpoint, hey no contest, right? But I'm a Mac fanatic to the end, and I could have me a reeeeeal nice Batarang-looking PowerBook instead.
And yet, does the Mac factor matter, because either of them would happily end up with Ubuntu installed, so I probably won't be running OS X. But I cooooould...
And besides, the things are TANKS from what I understand. There's a wide variance in quality/toughness/etc I'm sure in the PC side of things.
Am I insane for even considering a machine with half the juice? Am I insane for even considering something of less quality? Discuss...