My trusty iBook G4 finally crapped out on me (see sig). I never bothered getting AppleCare for it within the 1-year time limit (my fault) and I'm pretty sure it's the logic board that's gone bad. I definitely don't want to sink any more money into it at this point because if something goes wrong with it again I'll have to sink even more money into it...anyway... Since this is an unexpected occurrence, I've only been able to come up with about $1,400 and am trying to decide between a 12" PowerBook G4 or Mac mini + 20" Cinema Display I wouldn't be hesitant to go ahead and just get the PowerBook except I hear there's big problems with the new Apple trackpads, which seem to be striking 12" and 15" owners most. I'd hate to have to bring my new PowerBook back within a week. I would consider an iMac G5, but not only are they (likely) being updated soon, but I'd want to get the 20" version and that's outside of my price range. So, the last option is a Mac mini + 20" Cinema Display, which will give me the screen size I want if I got a desktop again, and still be within my price range. GAH. I don't know what to do. I'd hate to be stuck to a desk again but I also hate the many things that go wrong with portables.