I went down to the Soho Apple store today to check out the new G4s. They are quite attractive in person, although I thought they looked nice in photos too. The detailing is much more subtle, and the metal plate is more integrated than you might think. Strangely though, I went over to the 1.25ghz G4 (as marked by the sign sitting on top of it) and started playing around with it. It seemed the same as the 1ghz, so I looked at the "about this mac" and the system profiler - both said the same thing "Dual 1ghz G4" So, is Apple - for some strange reason - showing people a slower machine and claiming that it is the upcoming 1.25ghz? Wouldn't that be counter-productive, or do they assume most people would not notice the speed difference. Myself, I am coming from a 350mhz G3 upgraded Power Computing PowerCenter. So I know all about SLOW computers. I must say - the 1ghz is a serious disappointment - even to me. It just seems so sluggish - despite the much touted performance of Jaguar. The iApps all resize so slowly, Photoshop (while much faster than on my hunk of junk) seems bogged down. And app startup still seems way too slow. I hope Apple is putting out these junkers to fill the gap until they have something revolutionary for us. As for me, I'll hang on to my sh*tMac a little longer.