I'm helping a friend with a laptop purchase. He would like to get a MBP, but it's a bit more than he'd like to pay so now he's looking at either the current 12" iBook, 14" iBook, and 12" PowerBook. He'll use it mostly for web browsing, blogging, typing papers, light photoshop use, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, web desgin,.... stuff like that. Which do you think is the best value? 12" iBook for $799 14" iBook for $999 12" PowerBook (w/SuperDrive) for $1199 He'll be buying these (current models) new through his schools computer store. He says he'll probably keep it for about 1.5 years or 2 and then upgrade to a 12" or 13.3" MBP, depending on what Apple releases. My order of preference is: 1) 12" PB 2) 14" iBook 3) 12" iBook because the PB has a better (brighter) display, better (more solid feeling) keyboard, bigger HDD, faster processor, and slightly better GPU. I've also suggested waiting since Apple will probably release the Intel iBook soon and maybe even a smaller MBP, but who knows when that'll be. He doesn't really need one right this moment (has a desktop PC), but would like to have one so that he can be mobile with it. What do you guys/gals think?