I hear a lot of people complaining about the 4200 RPM harddrive in the iBook. I ask what do you expect? This is any entry level laptop and thus does not need a 5400+ harddrive. Plus it saves on energy and heat levels. If you look at other manufacturers, many are still using 4200 RPM harddrives. Look at all the Dells that still use 4200 RPM HDs in the attached pic. Also the Sony T-, FS-, and B-Series all have 4200 RPM harddrives and some of those go up to $2500 .