It seems like almost everyone is complaining about how the G4 processor is out of date, and how apple needs to get a G5 into the powerbooks or people will stop buying them. I thought the G4 was a good processor. I read an article a while back stating that a G4 800MHz processor was faster than a P4 1.7GHz. This would mean that the 1.5GHz processors in the current powerbooks would be about the same as a 3.0+ P4 processor (not bad for a notebooks). The current PentiumM dothan chips are getting a lot of buzz lateley and a 2.0 dothan is said to be about the same as a 3.0 P4. I may be missing something here, but it looks to me like people are forgetting that the powerbooks are laptops, and people are expecting top of the line desktop performance out of them. From what I have seen, it looks like the top of the line G4 is right up there with the top of the line PentiumM. I'm interested in hearing what you people have to say on the subject. Are people making a big deal where none should be made? I'm wondering if the powerbooks were advancing so fast in the previous years that becuase they are slowing down or releasing smaller speed bumps, people feel that they are slow.