OK, Apple clearly has other reasons than just price of processors and cooling options for going with Intel.. The competition out there against Intel is just too intense to justify otherwise.. AMD chips are faster (so far), and on the low-end fanless performer scale (iBooks, Mac Minis, iMobiles, etc), what about VIA? I never hear anyone talking about them, but clearly they are a contender as well, albeit perhaps less well known. I found this interesting, particularly their technology for encryption/decryption and worm prevention *in hardware*: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/eden-n/ Hey, that little motherboard is begging for Mac OS X !!!