We know the problems Apple has had with upgrading the PowerBooks (over-heating etc.), and Steve J. maintains sales for notebooks are still firing. We thought a glimpse of new Powerbooks would be seen at MWNY - rumors circulated about a CD-RW model with 500 - 600MHz. BUT, when is Apple going to pull PowerBooks up to speed??? The current model lags behind everything else. Surely waiting until September to see a 500 - 600 CD-RW model is going to be another lack lustre event, and a waste of time. Apple pushes the cinematography and photogrpahy applications of these machines throughout their marketing. A PowerBook with 500-600MHZ and a CD-RW is now not going to cut the grade in comparison, particularly if the PowerBooks are portable equivalents of the 'NEW' desktop G4 models. If Apples product development is reading this, please take note - and bring the PowerBooks up to speed with like G4 desktops. PowerBooks have always followed the desktop models - poorly at that. The 'new' G4 notebooks rumored to be released in September need more than a subtle upgrade as rumored - they need a SuperDrive, as well as MHz equivalent to the desktops. The PowerBooks are professional machines, like their desktop equivalents, used by people wanting performance, and a need to satisfy industry expectations for which they serve. APPLE save us all another dissapointment, bring confidence back to investors, invest in product for now, and give POWER TO THE POWERBOOKS!!!