My sister is looking into buying a 12" iBook in the next few days.. primarily for travel. She will also be recording her own MP3s which the iBook should have no problems with. A few issues/questions we've discussed which hopefully you experienced folks can shed some light on-- - Heat - She will get the 60GB HD with 512 MB RAM. Will the bigger HD warm up the machine faster? She will also be in a pretty HOT climate (30 deg C with humidity average). Will this make the 12" more susceptible to a breakdown? - Is there such a thing as a audio-in-USB converter that can be plugged into the iBook if she wants to say convert a tape to MP3? I realize the iBook does not come with Line-in/audio-in but someone was telling me there maybe such a thing called USB adapter that can be plugged into the iBook. Is this true? Any insight into this is also really appreciated. - Is it better to go through a dealer or order the machine online? She will be leaving the country mid-May so does going the dealer-route imply faster delivery? - How do those of you who own the 12" iBook find it? In general...? Does it do everything you expected it would do? Performance? I'm just trying to gauge if the 12" is good or if I should go for the 14". Thanks for your feedback!