Really dumb question, but...
Since I'm without a laptop right now, I've been using my Pentium II 350 system at home and have a P4 system here (at school). I noticed that there isn't much of a difference in speed between the systems, especially between the P4 and the laptop.
Why is this? Is this a case of the manufacturer inflating specs? I really don't see THAT big of a difference between the systems, and my 2.0GHz laptop is nowhere near 7X faster than the PII.
I'd say its like 2-3 times faster, at most.