For those of you not in the know, I bought a 15 inch Powerbook with superdrive about two weeks ago. My first impressions were literally *wow* this thing is awesome...so I just thought I'd share my second impressions, which can be summarised as *wow...but*. Firstly let me say that I still love my Mac, but there are some down sides. I have an intel Centrino notebook as well, and compared to it the powerbooks wireless reception is lousy. At distances where my PC easily get's 80% reception, the powerbook struggles around 20%-50% and even keeps dropping out. I can probably fix this by moving my wireless access point, but it's annoying. Heat is also a real issue, this thing heats up like crazy if you're doing anything remotely intensive...and it really is too hot to have on your lap, even with pants on...I haven't tried but I reckon I could fry eggs on the sucker! The last downer would be getting used to OSX after so many years of windows, in general it is more intuitive and slick, but don't be fooled, it does have it's down sides. I like the thumbnail view in XP better than the OSX one (because it puts too much space around each icon), and things like not being able to create two folders with the same name in iPhoto seem a bit silly (even if the folders are located in two completely different places!). To end on a good note: I love the iCandy, Spotlight, Automator (though it needs heaps more automations) and most of OSX. So if you're thinking of buying a powerbook for the first time, make an informed decision, and consider how you'll be using it as well.