hi all, i am a self confessed apple/mac lover for the past 2 years and an unfortunate pc user for as long as i can remember. i have been meaning to make the switch a while back but haven't coz of financial reasons. i absolutely love everything about apple (hardware, software, os interface, and everything that goes behind what the company itself stands for). i cant tell you how disgusted i am using my pc. i visit the apple website everyday religiously and macrumors.com even more than that. finally now i am in a position to make the switch and have been meaning to buy the 12" powerbook G4 (it looks way to sleek to b legal)- want to get the 12" model with the combo drive, 1.33 GHz G4 processor, 768 MB of RAM(do you reckon that will be enough). i have used mac os x (jaguar & panther) in my aunt's office on their dual ppc 1 GHz G4 (1 GB RAM) mac and so know what to expect by making the switch from pc to mac. i do have a few minor concerns tho (yes, more powerbook queries, sorry guys), which i would like to share with your'll hoping perhaps you'all could put my mind at ease. 1.) hard drive: would opting for the 80 GB 5400 RPM hard drive over the 60 GB 4200 RPM hard drive make a noticable difference to me (other than the obvious difference in capacity and spin speed). i mean will i be able to actually make out the difference in speed as an average user (internet, word processing, some games perhaps, a bit of website designing; oh and i would like to use virtual pc 7 with windows xp professional when its out and available). also how badly will that affect the battery? 2.) virtual pc 7: would like to have virtual pc 7 as i mentioned running windows xp professional. from what i have read it will have native graphics support which is great to hear and that means that i couldnt be making the switch at a better or more exciting time. want to know if using virtual pc/win xp is the same as using xp on a regular pc. as in terms of updating windows via the windows update website, applying patches, anti-virus software etc. besides gaming can i use virtual pc as i would a normal pc. is it possible for me to use an norton anti-virus on virtual pc for win xp and norton anti-virus for the mac on OS X? 3.) screen: last but not least, the screen. 12". what do you guys think. i know it means ultra portability and i like small, sleek and minimalistic and knowing i can take it just about anywhere and everywhere (tho i am not that likely to be moving around alot with it, so i guess you could say its going to be my desktop replacement). i have had a look at pc laptops with 12" screens so i can get an idea of the actual size, but i just cant visualize OS X on it for some reason and so therefore hard to imagine how it will be for me to use. as apple is **** expensive here (in Dubai, in the UAE - United Arab Emirates, middle east), only large graphic designing companies use macs and its virtually unheard of for an average home user to be using a mac (i aim to be the first . so was planning on buying the powerbook online from the apple store and as its only shipped within the US having it delivered to my friends place in D.C. and he would then ship it to me. it would still fall cheaper that way then buying it outright from here. either way i love apple and am just crazy bout the powerbooks (and iBooks, iMacs, Power PCs, the whole line up to be honest). thanking you guys in advance. from a future powerbook owner.