After months of anticipation, and confusion between a powermac and powerbook, i finnaly decided to order myself a powerbook. I headed over to the nearest apple center in zurich, and after long hesitation, i surprisingly decided the 15 inch was more suit for my needs. But i did LOVE the screen on the 17 inch, but it is just too bulky, doesnt feel like a laptop. I am going to order the powerbook with my brothers educational discount in america, and i will pick it up when i go there on vacation in a month. Ive decided to go with the upgraded vram to 128, and the 100 gig hard drive. I chose to get 1 gig of ram (2X512) so i could upgrade to 1.5 later on when i have more money, as well as get a 20 inch apple display and make this laptop my desktop. I wanted to thank you all on the board for all the help your posts have made over the past 6 months in making my desicion. Now all i have to do is wait... 30 more days but il be sure to post pics when i get this bad boy..