First off, I would like to say thanks to all those that have helped me out and answered all my questions regarding the PowerBooks. I have decided to order the base 12" model without super drive (I figure if I ever need one I can get an external for about the same price which is much faster). The total comes to 1482.94 with tax. I plan on upgrading the RAM to 768 from crucial, and am getting an AE card when my friend pays me the money he owes. I was just wondering what kind of software the laptop comes with before I make the purchase. Does it come with any word processing software so I can type papers? I read somewhere that it comes with a trial for office X. Can anyone confirm this? If so how long is the trial? Is there any other software that I should probably get? I am a little short on cash for extra software, but if there is something that is a must have then I can probably squeeze it in. Anything else that would be of use or just stuff to make me feel good about my purchase is welcome. I will be sure to write a review of the PB as soon as I get it. I will try to include pictures as well. Thanks in advance for your help.