I recently purchased a 12" powerbook. Last week a friend of mine accidently knocked it off the table and onto to the hard floor. Everything works fine, but the entire computer is arced. Apple was going to charge $700 to fix it so we decided to sell it for $1000 and my friend would pay the $400 difference for a new one. The thing I'm having second thoughts on is getting a powerbook over an ibook. My computer is almost never on my desk and I carry it to school every day. I feel that the ibook would have handled this impact much better. I now have two questions regarding the 12" ibook and pb. 1. Has anybody every dropped their ibook onto a hard surface and did it handle the impact? 2. I understand that the ibook has a 4200 rpm hard drive which is my only concern. After the 80 gig upgrade the ibook will be $1040. I still have $360 to work with so I would bring the ram up to 1.5 gigs for another $120 from a 3rd party seller. Would would the extra gig of ram help offset the much slower hard drive? Has anybody out there switched from a powerbook to an ibook and regretted it? -Jesse I also must add that I don't plan on adding an extra moniter and I dont use the audio line in. Also, I already have a dvd burner in the house so that isn't an issue.