I'm beginning to love my new 12", but I'm not quite there yet. It's still a little dirty from the previous owner, it stinks, (gotta do a teardown and rebuild, cleaning all the way) and it's hot as all hell! The heat in palmrest above the hard drive makes it unpleasant to use. Is it because the HD is so old? Will a newer hard drive operate cooler?....or is this just the nature of the beast? A small SSD would suit me fine, but it doesn't appear that IDE SSDs exist. Correct me if I'm wrong - I'll look into it if so. Thanks for any insight.