Well, I’ve finally found a PowerBook [sic] that can [hold me](http://rentzsch.com/notes/noPowerbookCanHoldMe).

In ’round about 15 Days [Now](http://mikepiontek.com/journal/entries/3849/apple-order-status-widget/) a brand spanking new [MacBook Pro](http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/) will be beginning it’s long journey to my doorstep. So how will the new ride compare with the old?

Tesla Cardano
450MHz G4 2.0GHz CoreDuo
100MHz Bus 667MHz Bus
Radeon 9000 Pro (64MB) Radeon X1600 (256MB)
120GB + 40GB IDE 100GB SATA

…So yea, the good ol’ [PowerMac](http://www.apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=g4agp&performa=off&sort=family&order=ASC) (circa 2000) doesn’t hold a candle to the competition.

I must say it has served me well, very well. It is a wonder that it has been able to stand up to 10.4, for that I suppose I should be thanking Apple’s engineers.

But enough is enough, while it would still be decent for casual use – *[I](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_user)* need more, I want to be run *both* Illustrator and Photoshop, I want to watch H.264, I need to compile apps in a single sitting, and most importantly – I want a fancy widget-ripple effect.

down the rabbit hole...

That said, I have no idea what is in store for me with the new laptop. What I do know is that the 1st gen. iMac G5 was an…adventure.

So here’s to all those who took the leap and are running along the bloody edge that is the MacIntel – Groove On!