Ok, here is the deal. I want to get a powerbook, but lack the funds. I just found out I can get a FREE laptop from my job to "do work" on. My first question: Can I get Apple products? Answer: No, we order through a distributor, here is a list to choose from. It seems I can basically get any <$2000 laptop from all the major PC makers. I have no idea which to choose. My gut instinct says to go for one of the IBM thinkpads. I keep researching, but can't seem to find anything that really looks good. Are there any good looking/good battery life/ speedy/ "Well it's not a mac, but this is one sweet laptop" laptops out there? Maybe I should just order one, and sell it unopened, then buy a powerbook? I know the whole time I use whatever I get I'll be so wishing it was a powerbook I had, especially with Panther right around the corner.