Let's just for a moment say that the next high end Intel Mac will use a non-Pentium processor. They could be Xeon based. Xeons have 64-bit capabilities. They are very fast. They are often dual processor configured. They could be Itanium2's. Itaniums are expensive, slow on the clock speed, but have low power versions, good for laptops or the ItainiBook. -P) What do you think the processor will be in the new Macs? And do you think we will ever see a G5 powerbook or will PowerBooks with G5s be lost in this transition? Also, I don't get why Apple won't fab it's own CPUs. That's what made Commodore so popular long ago. They had their own fab plant where they made the 6502s that Apple bought for the GS!