A long time PC User and a long time Mac admirer I am. Having patiently waited for a new iBook model to come out this year to no avail...in early April I purchased a Dell Inspiron 600M powered by the new Centrino Technology. Specs speaking that laptop was loaded...with Pentium M 1.3Ghz, 384 Meg DDR Memory, 500Mhz bus speed, built-in wireless, usb 2.0, gigabit ethernet,14.1" SXGA+ display, Hot Swappable Combo Drive and more. It was a great laptop but built flimsy but very light and thin at 5lbs and of course it runs Windows. And it only costed $1100 after rebate. A week after buying it, the new iBooks comes out. Very slight changes from the previous 800Mhz generation. Specs speaking...this laptop is ancient. 100Mhz Bus and PC100 Memory? I was running this technology back in 1998 on my desktop. No USB 2.0 support, no PCMCIA slot (unheard of in a laptop), wireless internet an $80 option, and CPU running at just 900Mhz. all for $1499 + $180 in upgrades (512 Memory & Airport Card) for a grand total $1680 ($580 more than the Dell). Call me crazy but I decided to keep the iBook. I'm paying $580 more for a much more stripped-down laptop which is heavier, thicker and slower than the Dell counterpart...but the iBook is so COOL thanks to OS X Jaguar. Anyways my reasoning is that being a Windows user for 10 years I wanted to try something new and I understand in the Mac world specifications aren't everything...it's all about functionality and usability while PCs are all about high-specifications and performance. Did I do the right thing...or did I throw money in the shredder? I basically have a new toy to play with! An expensive one per se but a cool looking machine. I hope Apple will eventually move the iBook series to faster DDR memory and fast bus speeds and add a PCMCIA slot along with USB 2.0 support and 802.11g. Yeah I know Powerbooks already have those (minus the USB 2.0) but it's too expensive at a starting price of $2000 for 15" (note: I don't like 12" laptops). I would like to read some responses you fellow Mac users have on my "Journey to Apple". Thanks a lot and enjoy your weekends!