fersh, given i have an lil old 850 bird, you truly fit on the "better than average" list in my mind. actually, it would be interesting to know what the "average" processor speed is these days. you still see lots of articles that claim "nothing less than a 500". i would say that's moved up to "nothing less than a 750 or 800", wouldn't you agree? anyway, enough computer talk..i'll take another heinekin, please.