Well, I'm about to start professional school this August (law) and all compatibility issues asside I want to buy a mac portable. I pretty much have the following options: A. 15" Powerbook maxed out B. 12" Powerbook with possibly a nice external display (like the 24" Dell LCD) C. 12" iBook with the external Dell 24" LCD I noticed that in the last revision of the 12" powerbook they downgraded the screens to the lesser quality (not as bright) ones used in the 12" iBooks. Now that the screens are the same, the only features that would actually make me consider the 12" powerbook are the DVI out and the better feeling keyboard (since I can get bluetooth in the iBook). At the same time, I know the powerbooks are bound for a large upgrade soon after the last few dismal ones, and the last time I bought a mac it got replaced 2-3 months after it was introduced (single processor 1.8 G5) and I really don't want to regret purchasing another mac that is going to be killed off. That's why I was thinking of maybe getting the 12" iBook since it's inexpensive and I know it will be a G4 for awhile. Any mac portable I purchase will be the next revision to come out, so I may have to wait a long while for the powerbooks... The other issue is a 12" + huge ass display vs the 15"... Anyone have any advice?