Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
So why doing it on his hardware then ? Not all people run Linux software on less-than-a-year hardware. The ultrabook may be very cool, but I'm not a rich guy that can afford change my hardware each year. Doing the same tests (multiple kernels with power monitoring) on an older hardware makes sense.

Hardware support for older machines was already mentionned as becoming sometimes problematic. It IS interesting to see the kernel comparison then.
I'm not saying whether it's interesting or not. That's a personal opinion. What i'm saying is that it's useless to you if you are trying to figure out what will happen on your machine. The only way to see that is to do it yourself and find out.

Laptops all have pretty specialized hardware, a comparison with more standard desktop hardware would be a lot more comparable.