I know that I'll be getting an external display for sure. I'm just split on a 12 or 14 inch iBook. A question to the 12 inch users out there- how small is the screen? Do you find it straining on the eyes after a few hours of good use. I tend to spend anywhere from 3-6 hours in front of a computer everyday. If the 12 inch doesn't look all that small then I'll probably go for it. ALso, is there any way I can increase the 12 inch so the text/pictures and everything would be the same size as a 14? How much do external dvd burners go for? Would it be better to get a 14 since there is a superdrive option? This will be my only computer by the way. Thanks for reading and any advice is welcome.