There's some good stuff in there about current and forthcoming CPU architechtures that make my 'overkill' mobile AthlonXP look weak by comparison!
I stumbled across this article on Tom's Hardware Guide about the Core Duo CPU. But the article is much better than that - it compares several popular mobo and CPU combinations from a power consumption perspective. Sweet! Check it out:
M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II