Hello. I need some advice regarding my first Mac purchase. I have read the forums pretty thoroughally, and haven't really found the answer to my questions yet, so I'll post them here! Basically, I am an experienced PC user, though I don't really do graphics or video work. However, I do do the occasional c and c++ coding. Mainly however I surf the web, write documents, chat, etc. So, I am looking for my first Mac to compliment my PCs. I have a Dell desktop and a Thinkpad. I realize that I probably am not what would be considered a power user, but I want this first mac experience to be a good one. I am torn between the 12" ibook, the 12" powerbook, and the 15" powerbook. I like the idea of the portability of the 12", but the 15" seems larger and nicer. I have some specific concerns as well: 1) Is the quality of the screen (resolution, contrast, brightness, viewing angle) good on the 15"? 2) is the 15" worth the additional $600 over the 12"? 3) if not, why get the 12" Powerbook instead of the ibook? Will the additional video ram make that much of a difference? 4) if I did get the 15", should I spring for the added VRAM? 5) HAs anyone who got the ibook/12" PB found themselves regretting not having the larger screen/backlit keyboard/9700 video card of the 15? I think I may have more questions, but lets start there. I am especially concerned with the screen quality. I keep seeing these new xbrite/supoerbrite screens in the PC world, and they are nice. While I don't expect the PB/iB screens to be as good as these, are they at least bright and clear, with good contrast? Thanks so much for your help! THis is a great board, I've been reading it for a couple of months while trying to make my choice, and I'm really excited to join the world of Apple!