Hi, I am new here and want some advice. Are the new Powerbooks that much better than a new iBook? It seems from previous threads that the last PowerBooks weren't that much better than the IBooks. I want to spend around $1600-1800 on hardware and have a student discount. Guess that huge 17" is out? I guess I could buy a totally maxed ibook or a pretty decent small powerbook I currently borrow a friend's ibook (G4 1ghz with 768 mb ram i think) and it is ok, but kind of slow for some things - like iMovie and iDVD. Would a new powerbook really be faster I like to do some video work and graphics on photoshop and illustrator. I can't stand the windows world anymore. I am rebuilding my Compaq laptop on a weekly basis. i could really use some help here!!