Second post on the topic, sorry if this is redundant. I'm going to purchase a new laptop in the next 48 hours. I'm going to grad school in the fall, I want to be able to use MS Office, do web design and some simple photoshop stuff. and use Virtual PC (sorry, but mac chinese programs are lacking). Oh, i want to be able to watch DVDs and maybe fiddle around with garage band. I want to use the cram and jam promotion, so no refurb options. I've decided I can either get a 14" ibook or a 12" powerbook. I like the sleekness of the 12" powerbook, small size (portability), etc., but I'm scared of getting too small a screen. Also, I've heard iBooks are more "rugged"--can anyone shed light on this or quantify this? I assume that for what i'm doing, i won't really be taking advantage of what a PB has to offer. so does anyone regret getting the 12" b/c it's too small? Anyone do webdesign on it? can you use it for 5 hours straight without going blind from squinting? a wild card: I have an opportunity to buy a 12" 867 G4 powerbook with 768 MB Ram, 40GB HD Airport Extreme/Bluetooth for $850. if you are sure i should get the powerbook, should i just buy this one? My main concern is if something goes bad with the powerbook, i don't want it to strain my friendship with the seller. Thanks for the advice. After two trips to the apple store, i'm in purgatory! Someone, make my decision for me!