I just got my powerbook back from Apple and here is my review since I have now used it for a week... I have it loaded with the 5400rpm drive and 786MB Pros: First off, compared to my 800MHz iBook, it feels so much faster. Apps load faster and it feels snappier in general too. The keyboard has got to be the best keyboard I have ever used. It is so sweet. All in all it looks so much nicer than my iBook which, although I liked it alot, looks like a toy next to the powerbook. Superdrive is awesome too. Now I can backup all my stuff on the road too when I am too lazy to take my ext. FW HD with me. Spanning is neat also, though I don't find myself using it THAT much. Aside from doing Photoshop work the screen is big enough. Battery life is great too. I get 3 1/2 hrs. with the display all the way up and AE on, surfing and listening to iTunes. Cons: Although not alot the ones that are there I do have a problem with. The AE reception is CONSIDERABLY worse than that on the iBook. Which is annoying at times but that is one of the minor things. The BIGGEST problem I have is the heat and the fan noise. It wouldn't burn my lap but it is so hot that the fan is running 24/7! Even when I am only surfing the web the fan is on and makes a considerable noise. The only time the fan is off is right after startup for about 5 minutes then it kicks in and goes and goes and goes. It's driving me nuts. After having an almost completely silent computer with the iBook this is just annoying. Besides that this is a great computer. If you can live with the facts that the fan is on 24/7 and that is doesn't play games well this is the 'book to buy if you need portability. It doesn't get much more portable than this with this kind of speed in it. A great little machine.