Okay... I've been wanting an iBook for the longest time. But today I went to the Online Apple Store and I can get a 12" PowerBook for an almost maxed out iBook (1.33GHz, 14", 768mbRAM, Combo, Bluetooth). I don't really need the SuperDrive, I actually have 2 on my PCs. The PowerBook would be upgraded to 768MB RAM and 100GB Hard Drive - No AppleCare - I'll get it later to save a little bit of money at checkout. The total was $1602. For the iBook that I wanted was $1607 with AppleCare and $1423 w/o AppleCare. Without TAX/Shipping PowerBook - $1602 iBook w/o AppleCare - $1423 iBook w/ AppleCare - $ 1607 With TAX/ shipping - PowerBook - $1702 - really not that bad of a price for a PowerBook iBook w/o AppleCare - $1513 - Decent price iBook w/ AppleCare - $1701 - Kind of a lot for an iBook I am a student using the Educational Discounts. ^^^THOSE ARE WITH TAX and the free shipping! Which one do you think I should get? Any comments appreciated, thanks in advance. I just want to know what I am going to be saving for, and how much money I'll need, I'm really loooking at the 12" PowerBook.. What do you think? Does the PowerBook have higher resolution than the iBook? I'm going to buy AppleCare at the end of the 90 Days for the PowerBook if I buy that. They are all kind of in the same price range - I've got about $500 and need $1300 (BASED ON A $1700 total), I'll be able to get that this summer, because I'm motivated. What are your thoughts? I'll be using it for lots of Photoshop type work with images, DVD, iTunes, Internet, AIM(or iChat), and some video editing work. Which one will last me about 5 years if I take good care of it? ____________ My Computers: HP Athlon XP 3200+, 1GB of RAM, GeForce 5500 Overclocked 128MB Graphic Card, Windows XP Home, Dual Layer 8x DVDRW w/ lots of software Compaq 2.7 Celeron (soon to be 3.2P4 w/ HT), 1.5GB RAM, Windows XP Professional, ATI 256MB Graphics Card(PCI no AGP ) DVD RW 8x, tons of software iPod Photo 30GB iPod 4th Generation - 20GB iMac G3 - Tray loading - 333Mhz, OS X Jaguar, 160MB RAM(Lime) - Still running strong! iMac G3 - Slot loading - 500Mhz, OS X Jaguar, 128MB RAM(Blue) - Sweet! My first computer: Apple Quadra 630 33MHz, 4MB Ram, 1MB Graphics, NO CD, OS 7, Cost $1200!! PowerBook G3 Wallstreet 250MHz, 384MB RAM, OS 9.2, 4MB VRAM, 4GB HD - Sold on eBay PowerBook G3 Wallstreet 233MHz, 64MB RAM, OS 8.5, 4MB VRAM, 2GB - Just got for free!