Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
Specifically with the remit of being able to playback 720p HD material....
I can't answer that directly, but PC Pro's lab tested a 3.4GHz P4 with 2GB RAM installed in a media system against 1.6GHz Pentium M with 512MB RAM and the latter won.

OK, so you could argue that you could tune either system either way, but if a P4 3.4GHz can cope with hi-def then I guess the M could. Sticking in a blinding video card would probably help some, but that's not my personal intention as hi-def for me today is not a concern.