With rumors flying all over the place as Apple's dedicated fans dig into Intel's roadmaps, I'm starting to look at my own PowerBook with a more critical eye. What more could Apple do with this design when they make the inevitable form factor change with the first wave of Intel PowerBooks? --Could they (should they) be thinner? 1" accross the line (instead of fattening as the screens get smaller) would be nice. Getting to claim that every PowerBook comes in under an inch would also be a cool marketing point (although if they could extend the claim to cover iBooks too, that would be best for Apple overall). The smallest PowerBook should definitely squeeze under the 1" line and into the ultra-portable arena if at all possible (this means without losing the optical drive). --HD displays might be in the cards for the G4 PowerBooks, so how might this be improved upon with the Intels? --Lineup changes to kill off the 12" in favor of a 13" PowerBook might happen, if the 13" model is just as portable as the current 12". Having a 12" PowerBook in the first place is to appease the travelling professional so portability is key. There's no real sense in going down below 12" and the only way to stay in that region and go widescreen is to step up to 13". --Secondary NAND drives might show up to boost system performance (boot time, application load times) and battery life. Samsung seems intend on taking the notebook hard drive market away from magnetic drives: --What about an integrated iPod dock? Possibly a slot on the side for an iPod nano to physicially slide into the laptop (like a PC card). As long as this doesn't scratch the surface of the iPod, I think it'd be pretty cool. --New color options? Might the PowerBook go the way of the iPod and come in two colors: aluminum and black anodized aluminum? Maybe not black black, but a nice, dark graphite. It would keep the metal look, but be a little more like the black G3 PowerBooks of old. --A two-button mouse (with one button looks) is rumored for the last wave of G4 PowerBooks, so this looks like a likely addition to the Intel line (if not an Intel-only feature). --A built-in iSight most likely won't debut on the G4 PowerBook, so if its coming at all, it will show up on the Intel PowerBooks (probably the iBooks first, but I'm not getting in to that). Would Apple play nice and let the camera swivel or have a physical lens cover (like the original iSight has and the new iMacs do not)? --BluRay will be just getting its feet wet (thanks to the PS3 launch in March '06) so the PowerBooks might be getting the first mobile SuperDrives with BluRay. But what else could Apple offer?