You're only talking 1.7 Ghz P4, which is aproachable performance wise by some P3s. At least it's not using DDR and not plain old SDRAM.
Given time, the P4 will do better. OEMs need to adjust their designs a bit to squeek more performance out of them, and work on better heat dissipation solutions.
I'm curious if there will be any T-bread Mobile CPUs. The Athlon 4 has had limited support, but with a "dissapointing" debue of the P4M, Manufacturers might turn to AMD if they can put out a decient Mobile chipset.
I do not like it Tom you see,
I do not like green PCB.