My dad took around 50 plane flights last year and wants a small laptop to do email and to use Word on the plane/traveling. One of his friends has the Sony Viao Picturebook. 2.2 lb and stupidly small for typing biz. docs. He always complains about how he can't see the keys on his cell phone, the keys on the picturebook arn't much bigger. Starting at over $2000 it's kinda steep. I think he would like the 12" power book much better! He was amazed that he could use his "pc only" word docs on word for mac. Well right now I'm tring to get him interested in the new powerbook, he keeps saying how much he wants something small, I don't think he has ease of use in mind. He wants to type long word docs and the 9" diagonal screen would be hard to use for him. What do you think? Any facts or anything other ways I can sway him over to a mac laptop? Thanks! We might have a new switcher.