I have been waiting a long time to buy a laptop and the time must come soon. It will either be a Voodoo envy laptop or a PB. I will mainly use it for internet, e-mail, downloading/playing videos and music, and creating presentations. I don't even like to game, but I really appreciate crystal clear resolution and smooth transitions. I have some concerns with both, so here it goes. PB: 1. No PCI-E (is ATI 9700 w/128MB good enough)? Big concern. 2. Slow FSB 3. No Dual-layer DVD (not a huge deal) 4. Are the speakers any good? 5. LCD: I am having a really hard time with the fact that the resolution on a 17" PB is only 1440x900. I really want 1920x1200. How does the screen look, for anyone who owns one? Contrast ratio? Brightness? Sharpness of text and graphics? This is a major concern for me. 6. Small L2 cache. 7. Can you get a TV tuner (not a big deal)? 8. Card reader (SD, Memory Stick, etc...)? 9. How is battery life? 10. Hmmm, I think that is it. Comments, advice? On the plus side, it has aesthetics, slot-load DVD, illuminated keyboard, SMS, OS X, etc... VoodooPC: 1. Does anyone know a lot about these laptops? The m:380 is just about as sleek and cool as the PB, but has a higher screen resolution and more L2 cache. Anyway, if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it. Oh, by the way, how is Keynote compared to Powerpoint? It looks really sleek and sophisticated, but I have never really used a PB. I would hate to buy a new PB or whatever, and have something much better come out in a month. It seems that laptops are going through a major overhaul right now. Sorry for the long post. I forgot a few things. What software would I need to purchase if I want the equivalent of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc., as well as media palyers, video editing, and a Photoshop-like program? I want to try Keynote also, I think that comes with iWorks (Keynote 2 and pages). Do I ahve to buy all of the wireless stuff separately (Airport Extreme Base Station, wireless card, etc...)? Sorry again, I am stupid when it comes to Macs.