I'm lost. I want a MBP but the size puts me off a little. A new enclosure would be nice but it still looks great. The size of the Macbook is fine, but I'm not a big fan of the plastic enclosure or glossy screen. I'm sloppy and my idea of cleaning a screen is licking my finger and smudging the dirt around (classy, I know), that seems like it'd ruin the glossy screen. I don't really have the patience to bust out my microfiber cloth and iKlear and spend 15 minutes cleaning the thing. So the compromise I came to was - buy a 12" Powerbook! Smaller than the Macbook and looks of the MBP. I travel to places and I also go to college so it seems like the perfect choice. However, it's somewhat old technology and I have no idea how long it'd last me. (I'd be buying one of the newer revisions of it though, D or E) I don't do too much with my computers. I use the internet, type papers (lots of papers), download/save lots of files, and do some Photoshop here and there, nothing overly extensive. I don't play games. If I buy a refurb Powerbook through Apple, what OS is it likely to ship with? Panther? Also, what's the max as far as RAM goes, 2GB? And lastly, how long can I expect it to last? At least 3 years I'm hoping? Thank you for any help.