This is not just another iBook vs. Powerbook thread. Well it kind of is... I am thinking about finally getting a Mac laptop, and I have enough money for either: 12" iBook, 14" iBook, 12" PB Combo, 12" PB SD, 15" PB Combo, 15" PB SD. I already know that 12" is for me, so that narrows it down to either: 12" iBook, 12" PB Combo, 12" PB SD. I have a nice superdrive in my Quicksilver and a faster one in my grandpa's G5. I do not need, or want, a super drive in my laptop. That again narrows down my choices to a 12" iBook or 12" PB Combo. I am a student, so the powerbook's price would be the EDU price. The iBook would only be $50 less with EDU discount. Now..I want to know your opinions on what to get. But first read this: -I don't care about price, don't say, "The iBook is cheaper so you'll have money left over." -I don't care about looks, yes I know some think the PB looks nicer. -I don't care about how long they will last (being able to run the latest software wise). I switch every 2 years anyway. -I don't care about HD storage, DVI port, or most other PB exclusive features like higher VRAM, etc. I am debating which material I like better. I like the aluminum, but I don't like the "pitting" and I will NEVER use palm screen protectors on my computer, never. I heard that the aluminum dents, while the iBook gets pressure cracks. Not sure which is better there... What are your opinions?