Hi, I've been considering getting a used iBook, maybe a PowerBook. My budget initially was around $500, but to get one with the specs I want it looks more like I'll be in the $600-700 range. Through searching Ebay it looks like you can get a CD Macbook (1st gen?) for $700-800. It may seem obvious, but wouldn't I be way better off with a MacBook for just $100 dollars more than an iBook? I have to admit that all the issues people have had with the 1st gen MBs make me nervous... I intend to use the 'puter to run some mutitracking audio programs, not so much as a recording tool but more as a songwriting tool, but hopefully with the capability of doing recording caliber stuff. I'm tempted to jump up to the new C2D MB but I really can't spend that much, in fact I really can't spend $600+, but if that's what it takes I'll find a way.