I wanted to share my exuberance with the community. Hopefully it will help balance the problem threads! I've used Macs for 14 years (I'm 20), so my bias borders on the fanatical. Just so you know. My new 12-inch PowerBook came from China yesterday, with 100GB HDD and 1.256 RAM. I couldn't be happier. So far, the construction is flawless. No dead pixels, no warping or wobbling. The LCD is very sturdy, much more so than my 17-inch. The trackpad button has an excellent click, also better than the 17-inch. The latch closes with the right amount of pressure for a tactile feel. The backlight is slightly dim at the bottom, but I think that's to be expected. It's quite bright... it decimates my dad's new 12-inch iBook. All the seams are even, and the lid closes evenly. It passed the Extended Hardware Test no problem. The far edges of the keyboard are a little flimsy, but I think that's normal too. I also want to touch on .Mac. Now, I worked at the Apple Store so I know how to sell this. I know the ins and outs, but it still catches me by surprise. For $69 it was a no brainer. To those who cite separate, free services: you're missing the point. It's all about integration! It's so clever and easy. The e-mail, the iDisk, the websites. They are really pushing Backup 3, and it's unbelievable. Incremental backup, restore versions, multi-source network strategies? Are you serious? I miss the old interface a lot, though. These features may not benefit everyone, but wow. I can access my Address Book and Bookmarks anywhere, which is important because I'm a commuter student. My presentations and term papers are automatically stored on iDisk daily. I can use .Mac groups for my student organization, and iCal to publish an up-to-date event schedule for everyone to see. I can publish a research blog or photocast with a single click. The aliases prevent me from ever receiving unwanted e-mail, in theory. They all work together like clockwork: .Mac, iLife, iWork, OS X. Kind of scary. This old Mac user (not really) is still giddy. Bring it on, MacBook with 945 GMA.