Alright, well, I have decided to purchase my second Mac, the first being a 15.2" 1GHZ SD Ti Powerbook, which had some issues with the HD, and I ended up selling. So I went and bought the ADC student membership, and will be using that discount to purchase my laptop. I will be using this thing to carry around campus, web surfing, light gaming, MS Office 2004, Virtual PC, programming, etc. I am not terribly concerned about battery life, as long as I can get 2+ hours out of it I will be just fine. I also do not need the Super Drive as I never used it on my laptop before, and have a DVD Burner in my desktop. So I went to a local Apple Store and compared the new Powerbooks, and am having a hard time deciding between the 12.1", 15.2" and the 17". Here are the configs I am looking at through the ADC store: A. - $1,999.00 PowerBook 1.5GHz (15.2" TFT) 1.5GHz PowerPC G4 with 128MB Graphics Memory 512MB DDR333 SDRAM - 1 SO-DIMM 80GB Ultra ATA drive @ 5400RPM Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English AirPort Extreme Card 15.2-inch TFT Display B. - $2,319.00 PowerBook 1.5GHz (17" TFT) 1.5GHz PowerPC G4 with 128MB Graphics Memory 512MB DDR333 SDRAM - 1 SO-DIMM 80GB Ultra ATA drive @ 5400RPM SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Card Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English 17-inch TFT Display C. - $1,619.00 Powerbook 1.33GHZ (12.1" TFT) 12"/ 1.33GHZ PowerPC G4 with 64MB Graphics Memory 768MB DDR333 (256MB built-in & 512MB SO-DIMM) 80GB Ultra ATA drive @ 5400RPM Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Card Keyboard/Mac OS X - U.S. English 12.1-inch TFT Display I do not mind anything on the 12.1" except for the screen, which I feel may be a bit too small, since I am used to a resolution of 1280x1024 on an 18.1" LCD. The 15.2" Powerbook seems perfect except that I have heard it does not perform very well, compared to the last generation of 15.2" PBooks, and versus the 17" model. I liked the resolution of the 17", the only thing that bothers me here is that it is a bit more expensive, and the only thing of value it seems to add above the 15.2" is that it has a bigger screen/higher resolution. The 17" also seems much less portable than the other two, especially considering I will have it with me pretty much everyday. So my questions are this: Is the new 15.2" slower in relation to the 17" or the 12.1"? Is the 17" going to fit my need while also being portable? Does the screen on the 12.1" allow for a good deal of productivity, or is it hard to work with several apps going on at the same time? I will be purchasing a bag, Apple Care, and iSight from the Apple Student Store Separately. Thanks for all the help!