I am considering purchasing one of the new models of iBooks, but I am not sure which one. The biggest issue I have is that I like the size of the 12" and its price, but I do not like that it is 800 MHz instead of 1Ghz as the 14". Is the 200 MHz really that big of a deal when it comes to speed? Another concern is that if I do opt to get the 12" I will enjoy its size for awhile and then perhaps it will be tiring to have such a small screen However, I do plan to have the laptop hooked up to a monitor whenever I am at either work or home. I guess the biggest issue is the processor speed. When I purchased my PC laptop, it was not a big deal for me to get 2.0 GHz versus the fastest available 2.4 GHz. I figured for what I wanted to do, the the speed would not make a difference. There are a lot of software that I have to get if I fully switch to Mac and thus the extra $$ would be nice. I know for what I need it for immediately, the 800 would be just fine. However, I want to know the lasting power of the computer. Would it be best to just get the 1GHz as far as how long I can get this computer to last for me and/or its later resale value? Also, I am debating one day wanting to get an external CD burner. I really do not want to pay for a superdrive now in a powerbook, and I am not sure whether I would ever get one. I just want to know I CAN if I decide to later on. I know that with the education discount, I could purchase a 12" powerbook for the same price as the 14" ibook. But I really like the looks and the toughness of the ibook. Is the powerbook far much more lasting than the ibook in computing power or is it just a nicer system? Also, I have questions about Apple Care and AirPort Extreme. Is Apple Care worth it? The same for AirPort Extreme. I really do not do much wireless now, but several buildings on my campus are already wireless (with the rest converting) and I was wondering if I need to get AirPort Extreme. Does the computer come with some sort of wireless capabilities without it? Should I just get it to increase the lasting potential of my purchase. Thanks!