Hey, a little while ago I made a post about whether or not I should buy a macbook pro for when I travel abroad. The reason that I wanted to do so was because my current computer (an ibook g4 14.1 inch screen 1.2 ghz) was moving incredibly slowly, I only had about ten minutes of batery life, couldn't even play youtube videos at a decent clip, had almost no space left, and didn't allow me to use the adobe suite at anywhere near the speed I needed. However I was hesitant to buy a macbook, if just because I was very curious to see if any new revisions would come out after the next os upgrade. So! I decided to see if my ibook could be salvaged for a few hundred bucks. I deleted everything off of my computer I didn't need, I downloaded ATIcellerater 2 and set my graphics to + 15%, I ordered a new battery from New World computing (whoops, meant other world computing), ordered a gig of ram from crucial, scanned my computer with a bunch of different fixing software and used Onyx to clean all of my caches out. And finally, I got myself a Mybook 250 gig external hardrive. All of this together cost me around 400 dollars. Now, some of you may be shaking your heads at what seems to be wasted time and money, but my ibook now runs *very* fast. Dock icons pop open almost immediately, photoshop works very nicely at 8.5 x 11 at 300 dpi, youtube videos stream without any lag (even while loading), and my computer now has over 6 hours of battery life. Anyways... I urge any current ibook or powerbook owners that are considering upgrading to think about first testing out how much life their own computer still has, an upgrade really might not be necessary!