I've been using my new 15" Powerbook for almost a month now. I haven't been too impressed with the speed for day to day tasks. Maybe I just have too much going at once, too many widgets maybe?? Anyway, things will run smooth, but there is frequent bottle necks, everything will sorta stop. My dashboard is extremely slow, sometimes takes many seconds to come up especially the first time after waking from sleep, other times it freezes half way... I do have a lot of widgets though. I'm assuming it's RAM. I plan on buying a 1Gig stick as soon as I recover from paying for this thing and get some more money to spend on computer stuff. (I'm in college). Then I'll have 1.5 GB . (Anyone know a good place to go?) Today I looked at my system stats, and saw that I'm running 9.55 GB of virtual memory I only have 7.68 MB of ram free. I'm running itunes, mail, ichat, calendar, and word. I'm just a little dissapointed. Wish things could be zippy without dropping another $120 + down. Wondering if there's anything I can do??? What happened to the days when 512MB Ram was a lot? Thanks!