Originally posted by macdude425
Really, this is arguable. The Turion and Pentium M are pretty close in performance, and the Pentium M's battery life beats the Turion 64's by about ten minutes. The Mobile Athlon 64 is also about even in performance with some Pentium Ms, however, the battery life absolutely sucks, and runs very, very hot (and I say this from personal experience). But the Core Duo that Intel introduced is quite powerful. I'd like to see how AMD is going to respond to it...
At my work I do run 3dmark on a lot of the higher end laptops so that my gaming customers know what to expect and I've found that Turions consistently beat Pentium M laptops in performance at the expense of 10-15 minutes of battery life. Almost every single one of my customers would rather have the faster performance.
The Athlon 64 is pretty powerful, but the fact that battery life is very limited on it makes it less popular and not a great option for a lot of people. If I were buying a new laptop I'd honestly stick with either a Turion64 or Pentium M, whichever one I can get a better price on.