I know this is going to be like walking into McDonalds and asking them their favorite hamburger chain but here goes anyway. Ive been searching for a laptop for my fiancé for Christmas. Shes in her senior year of college and getting ready to student teach. I am currently out of state working (had to take a job where the jobs are) and shes stuck with using one of my old PCs. Its on its last leg. Whatever I buy her will have to be easy to maintain. Any way, no matter what I look at, I keep getting drawn back to the 12 apple ibook. Its sleek, small, long battery life and weight make it ideal for her. Plus, it looks cool as hell. So, why not just take the plunge and by her one? Im obviously concerned about restricting her. Are their any good sites about real peoples experiences when switching. Is MS office 100% cross platform compatible? How durable are the ibooks? Is it going to take abuse? Is the 12 screen too small? I guess reading cds created with PCs isnt a problem?