published what I am fairly certain are the comprehensive Office 2004 on Rosetta test
results for Intel Macs. Honestly, there is so much literature and testing in this article that I simply skimmed
most of it and skipped ahead to the conclusion: "in general, Office 2004 under Rosetta works "well
enough" to "very well," and in some cases, it's even faster than on the PowerPC baseline
machine." Having recently acquired a MacBook Pro, I have to agree. However, I think Word has a slightly
longer startup time than on my previous PowerBook, but I would attribute that to Rosetta having to work some magic in
Don't take my word though: check out MacTech's article for more than you'd ever want to know about how well Office 2004 will perform on Intel Macs.