Faster Macs Apple released new G4 towers which finally break the 1 Ghz barrier. But as critics point out, processor speed isn't everything and Apple's specs are still lumbered with old system memory, multi-processors, and lashings of cache. They have not overcome their lousy chipsets. But again, processor speed isn't everything. Unless you actually need power-hungry applications, you'll do fine using light equivelents that work faster for less system strain than the bloated Office suite. Engineers don't appreciate how the experience of speed can be uncoupled from processor cycles. The Good Easy is one example of how this can happen, Palm is another.