Hello everyone! First let me say that I currently am and have been a PC user. However, I am now and have always loved the design and quality of the Apple products in general. Here is my problem - I very much need to buy a laptop now. It will be my first. In a few months I also have to buy a new desktop too. I would love to get either the iBook or the Powerbook, and then later the iMac. However, I am a HUGE internet hound and a HUGE downloader of massive files and such. I currently have a cable 3mb down/1mb up connection, but I routinely get up into the 500KB/s stable downloads, which is well above the supposed cap i have. I used Speedguide.net's recommended Win XP internet speed tweaks. To me the Apple hardware products are far superior in design, looks, and durability. Unfortunately I do not want to take a hit in the area of internet surfing and download speeds. I have heard that Apple computers are not as fast in the internet/downloading arena as are comparable PCs. Mine is a 3-year old Pentium 4 with integrated 10/100 base internet and Motorola SB4200 cable modem. Basically, I love the Apple products, but will suffer thru another damned PC if I cant keep my current speeds. So does anyone know if what I heard might be true? Speed tests in stores like CompUSA arent accurate since their cable connection has a much higher cap than mine and because quite a few computers are hogging their conection. Any info would be appreciated!