For general purpose apps it's not going to be as fast because the actual CPU part of it is less sophisticated than a G5 and they hardly hold their own against AMD's latest and greatest. The eight SPUs allow the cell to do some specific tasks a lot faster
though, so it depends on how you look at it. If you needed to do a heck of a lot of lighting or physics calculations, the cell processor would be a good thing to have as long as you could deal with the complexity of programming it.
Get over it
That's probably it, because no matter if they got it running on a Cell, there's two additional problems:
1. WMP cannot decode MPEG2 without external plugins.
2. It most certainly can't decode 48 streams at the same time and tile them like that.
Of course, if it's just a video that makes the entire presentation worthless. Anyone can put together a video like that.
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