md0u80c9: Absolutely - if the A9home uses an ARM11 CPU, it will almost certainly outperform the Iyonix by a large margin!
But at the moment, it seems likely to use an ARM9 CPU.
As martin has already said, please add me to the waiting list for an ARM9 native RISC OS laptop without checking first. My RiscStation laptop deposit cheque is ready to be re-issued, with a one year deadline this time.
Oh, and I agree with martin about ramping up the clock speed as far as possible, too