I will admit up front that I do not entirely know what I'm talking about here, which is actually why I'm making this post. Maybe someone else can explain to me what the heck is going on. Microsoft XBOX360 = 1x tri-core IBM Power5 at 3.2 GHz for projected $299 Apple Powermac G5 = 2x single-core IBM Power5 at 2.7 GHz for $2999 Actually I'm not particularly concerned about the price delta, as I realize the video game console market is a relatively unique market place where hardware is generally sold for a substantial loss, which is recouped with software licensing fees. What does strike me as odd though is, after well over a year of alleged architectural roadblocks to delivering a 3.0GHz+ G5 Powermac single-core processor, IBM manages to deliver a triple-core processor at 3.2 GHz that will run in a tiny box! Could someone a little more well versed than I on the hardware side of things please explain? Surely these can't be the same processor line, right? And if they are, is anyone for arranging a picketing outside Big Blue headquarters?