Early Intel Macs said to be fast

Apple PowerBook - Intel InsideThis may not be as exciting as those first pics of Intel-based Macs we saw last month, but the latest word from AppleInsider is that these boxes — which sport 3.6 GHz P4s, 1GB of RAM and Intel 900 Graphics Media Accelerators — are fast: booting into OSX takes as little as 10 seconds, Web browsers render HTML faster than they do on PowerPC boxes, and apps running under the Rosetta "dynamic binary translator" run almost as fast as they do on PowerPCs. Not too shabby for a $999 computer (of course, these are developer-only "rental" boxes so users have to eventually return them to Apple).