Just a warning, this has probably been covered many times. I was just glancing through Freescale's website. I am all for a switch in technology if its going to make a product better. The MacBook Pro looks like a stud, don't get me wrong. You just have to wonder why Apple didn't go with the new dual-core PowerPC processor from Freescale. Apple seemed to jump ship midstream, especially with the introduction of the quad G5 and the PowerBook revision a few months back. Check out this link: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?code=DRPPCDUALCORE
A dual-core G4 with a 533+mHz FSB sounds pretty awesome to me. Plus, it has very low power consumption. The intel chips look impressive. It just seems strange that Apple would go through a long and very costly transition period if the technology already existed with PPC architecture. Maybe its because non-Mac users are more likely to buy a computer advertised with the intel logo? Most of Apple's income comes from hardware sales, so maybe thats the reason. I still prefer the PPC architecture. I'm kind of rambling here but if anyone hasn't seen the new dual-core G4s you should check the links out.