I currently own a 1.6ghz Power Mac which I use mostly for music recording in Logic and internet and such. I recently got some money and I would like to use part of it to buy a laptop for writing. The idea is that I don't want to spend much money on it: my main considerations would be a slightly used IBM, a used tibook or maybe albook, a new (bottom) ibook and possibly one of the new widescreen 12" dells. I really don't want to go with the Dell for the time being so I have a few questions about the other three. Is the powerbooks keyboard better than an IBM. Which book had the better keyboard, the tibook, or the albook (disregarding the lightup keys). Will the new iBook perform significantly better than an old powerbook. If it was fast enough I might want to use the iBook to run Logic 7.0 Express for doing gigs and want to know if it could handle running multiple plugins at the same time. Other than these things, is there any feature of any one of the laptops that destinguish it, for instance the screen and durability. Thanks for any help.