Hi, I'm going to college next year and I need a notebook to replace my 9-10 pound windows notebook. I've never used a Mac since the early 90's...those really really old ones. I have all my PCsoftware at home running on a very powerful box with all the amenities ,scanner, printer...etc. The laptop will "supplement" it. I don't need it for games - I have my PC for that. I want a laptop that is extremely portable so I can bring it back in forth. I'll be using it for word processing, making powerpoints (So I'd have to buy office for Mac), listening to music, watching dvd's, viewing some photos, doing some light print shop for projects, websurfing, MSN chat...pretty basic stuff, nothign intensive (like video editing/ games) but I do like a lot of muscle in teh system and don't want it to be slow at all. I'll also be viewing PDF files. So I'll be using it to handle all my school work when I'm on break - I have a Pocket PC but I have my PC to sync it with. I have about 10 gb of music, also. I've really considered getting the 12" powerbook , as a graduation present Hopefully Tiger will be out by then. Or should I wait even mroe ( i'll be getting it in May/June)? Also, will I have some compatibility issues? I'm also concerned about the size, as some people have said it is too big! :S Comments? Thanks a lot !