Like almost everyone on this board, I've been waiting for months now for Powerbook updates. Now that they are finally here, I think it's a shame that Apple had to cripple them because Motorola couldn't deliver the proper chips. Hear me out for just a second here: 1. Apple plans on releasing new PowerBooks based on the Moto 7457 processor. This proc has 512KB L2 cache and 1MB L3 cache, and runs at up to 1.33 ghz. Moto estimates this should give you a 40% increase in performance over the 7455 which is currently used in the G4 TiBooks. 2. Motorola fails to deliver the 7457 in sufficient quantities for a PowerBook release. Apple is forced to postpone their product release and miss the critical back to school buying season. 3. In order to release a new PowerBook at all, Apple has to retrofit the Motorola 7447 processors into the new PowerBooks, which have no L3 cache. This is most definitely a step backwards for Apple. Even though the L2 cache has increased from 256K to 512K, the lack of an L3 cache is going to cripple these new PowerBooks. 4. Apple releases them anyway, because they have to release *something*, and they also have to appear faster, which they do, due to the increased Mhz. rating. So, from someone who was about to buy a AlBook as soon as they were released, now I am wondering if I should just skip this product release entirely and wait for the G5 Powerbooks. The lack of an L3 cache is pretty embarrassing, even though they did go with the right video card with the ATI 9600. I also think it's pretty obvious that Motorola caused the delays in the new PowerBooks, as well as the lack of an L3 cache. Did I get everything right here? What are your thoughts on this.