The System76 Galago is Fast August 21, 2013
If nothing else, the machine is blazingly fast. I compared compilation speed for Lift and the Galago is faster than my Intel 3770-based desktop. On the laptop, a full Lift build takes 44 second and on the desktop, it takes 47 seconds. The laptop has dual-channel 16GB RAM and the desktop has quad-channel 32GB of RAM.
I've never had a laptop that's outperformed a previous generation desktop for Scala compilations.
I am still waiting on the replacement keyboard for the Galago and the trackpad is still less than optimal... but as a mobile development box, the Galago has the performance I'm looking for.
And to put the number in perspective, my 15" MacBook Pro with 2nd generation quad-core i7 took 87 seconds to do the compile and my 13" MacBook Pro Retina with a 3rd generation Core i7 chip took 89 seconds to do the compile.