I know that about once a week there is a thread like this but none have really addressed all of the questions I have, so please forgive me if this feels repetitive to yall. I am going to grad school this fall. I am going to spending a fair amount of time typing and working on SPSS (a stats database for social sciences) when I am done with the course work I have to write my dissertation. I tried out the iBooks and PBs at Compusa and I like the bigger screened versions better, 14-15, but mostly because I felt my hands were more comfortable on those keyboards, and I am guessing the eyestrain will be better on a bigger screen. I would just use an exterenal keyboard but that kind of ruins the whole portability thing that I also want. I keep reading that the 14 iBook screen is kind of bad, and I dont really know why I would spend $500 more on a PB that I dont really need. Should I just get a 12" and deal. What do you all think? Like I said this is mostly for long periods of typing and internet research, sometimes SPSS, and a music server.