So I went home for Easter Weekend, went out for some last minute Easter Shopping, and came home only to find my Joe-Cool skateboard (my first one) which is normally on my window sill, had fallen onto my bed (I'm thinking the cat is to blame), right on top of my sleeping PowerBook. My first reaction was an innocent and naive "oh no! I dented my PowerBook!". Once I flipped open the lid, and saw this: my reaction quickly turned to something a little more dramatic and a whole lot less appropriate for these forums. Check out some more pictures here: http://homepage.mac.com/davisanimal/PhotoAlbum11.html So seeing as this isn't covered under the warranty, AND, sadly, not covered under my parents homeowners insurance (trust me, we called and called and called), I've decided to keep this guy here and just buy a new one! How can I argue with an excuse to buy a new mac? Here's where you guys come in. My thought right now is this: I need a laptop - I can't live without the convenience. I figure I can use my trusted, fractured LCD PBook as a desktop system/true digital hub - it could serve as DVD player (always connected to my TV), Digital Picture frame (to show some iPhoto slide shows on that TV), and digital jukebox (store all my Mp3s there, to save hard drive space on the new laptop). Not to mention a handy desktop system (with my external monitor). As it is now, I'm looking at the 12inch YaoBook. I go to college and know it will be perfect for the whole web surfing, emailing, IM, essay writing shebang. My one concern is my budding professional life. I work for some departments on campus here making educational DVDs on Final Cut and DVD Studio Pro. The lack of on screen real-estate and L3 makes me a little nervous about getting the 12inch AlBook. I've heard most people say it runs smoothly (I'm coming from a 667 DVI), just wanted to see if you all would agree. I also do a bit of web work (www.teamresto.com) on Firework and Dreamweaver and wanted to see how much of a pain working with the limited resolution was. Any suggestions? Words of condolence?