my 1ghz 12" pbg4 can do it, sure. but i can also run a 10k. doesn't mean i'm good at it. in all my experience, perhaps the biggest gripe i have comes down to graphics on apple laptops. i'm not a gamer, but the few times i ran warcraft 3 on my machine frames would drop down to 5-10sec. quicktime movies routinely drop. forget about h.264. i do a lot of photo work. not really photoshop intensive, but my average photo is a 6mp RAW. going through a library of only a couple hundred is quite an arduous experience when i'm in full screen mode. i'd like to move to aperture. i'm tired of this kind of crap. i found delays, albeit not as significant, working on a dual g5. but at least aperture would run on that i suppose. so i hear the graphics on the macbook aren't anything to jump for joy over, are they that poor? i was under the impression that even the new macbooks could trump the old powermac g5s. but for my work?