Hi all! My dad traded here my Powerbook 17" for a Mac Mini (we got ripped off) because I missed my old one too much. So this guy who has an account here and at MacNN, illegaloperation, was supposed to trade all this stuff my little brother and I would enjoy (I'm 13, he's 11), like this Mac Mini, a Compaq Laptop, an Xbox with 10 games, a slim PS2, $100 cash, a keyboard and mouse set, a wireless mouse, and a remote for the mini. All I have is the mini, the remote, and the Apple mouse. Nothing else arrived and the last time Dad heard from illegaloperation was something like the 23 of October. He said his wife would ship it all off the next day with 2day shipping. Nothing has EVER came yet. But on to my concern. This Mini is great and all. It is 1.25 GHz fast, has a 120 gig hard drive, a Superdrive, 1 gigabyte of memory, 10.4.8 with every software update. I thought I would enjoy it more than a Powerbook, but I guess not. So once I become a "regular" here I might post a trade thread in the Marketplace. But I have, like in the title, questions about a 12" Powerbook plus 14" iBooks. Questions: 1.) Is it a fair trade, a Mini for an *at least low spec'd* Powerbook/iBook G4? 2.) What kind of major problems have they had? 3.) If all I do is schoolwork (8th grade if it helps), music playing, iPod syncing, and photo viewing/editing *not professionally*, would a 14" iBook be enough rather than a 12" Powerbook? 4.) How well would they run that iChat AV + iSight camera software? 5.) My brother and I enjoy running Photobooth on the Mini, would it work fine with an iBook/Powerbook? Sorry if some of the questions seem stupid, I'm sort of new to the Apple world, seeing that the beloved Powerbook was my second Mac. I felt sad when I traded it off, hoping I'd feel better once I got all my stuff. But apparently, since only the Mini is here, I still miss my Powerbook. I can't believe illegaloperatio would scam us (I even saw the items in a picture), but one way or another I want my Powerbook back. I'm not gonna go knowing Dad's been scammed. In fact, it's MY loss, since he thought I wouldn't have to miss my Mini if I traded my Powerbook for this Mini + more. My Powerbook left to someone who didn't keep his end of the deal ! Thanks alot illegaloperatio But anyways, try to help me out if you can guys. I'd really appreciate it.