I want to get a portable, and have been looking for quite awhile. I don't have the money for the 15AL, so I am looking at the new G4 iBook, both 12 and 14" model, and the 12" PB. What I would like to do is mostly word processing, but I would also like to have Final Cut and Photoshop so I can learn them. Is there anything on the PB that makes it easier to input and output video? Is there any indication Apple will improve the 12 PB screens? I think they are difficult to read over a long period of time. I think the screen is fine for the low end models but Apple is cutting corners putting these in a professional line. How likely is it that the screen will get a redo? I have thought about getting an external monitor and using it with the 12 PB, but I don't want to get rid of my desktop, and don't have room for another computer spot. Is there any way I could have my iMac (the old cube kind, G3, system 9.2.1) be an external monitor for the iBook or PB? What are the different connectors on the iBooks and 12" PB? (What is the iBook missing, and how useful would it be for Final Cut?) With the iBook hack allowing it to span monitors, does it have to stay at the 1024 x 780 resolution? How easy is it to hook the iBook to another monitor? How do I share files with my desktop? Would the Professional Brenthaven be the bag to buy for an iBook, or is there a different Brenthaven bag for those? What is the return policy? If I buy the portable on December 27 to get the Final Cut Express special, can I return the computer a day or two after MWSF? For those of you that have your laptop as your only computer, how do you feel about carrying around personal information such as Quicken and personal documents? I think it would make me very nervous, that is a big reason I want to keep my desktop. Please answer any and all questions that you can, sorry for so many. Thanks for your help!