I was going to wait until Amazon had some of the new 12" Powerbooks in stock again and take advantage of their $100 mail in rebate when I stumbled across the current Apple Certified Refurb deals on the Apple Store. $1099 for a 12" 1.33 GHz Combo-Drive Powerbook, 256MB RAM, 60GB Hard drive, etc. (The same PB with a Superdrive is going for $1299). Even with having to pay sales tax from the Apple Store, and $50 for 512 MB from Amazon (with a coupon I had), I think it's a great deal! Of course, here's hoping the refurbs are as good as everyone says they are! SOOOOOOO . . . E - X - C - I - T - E - D!! I said this in a previous post, but I worked at Apple in the mid-90's and could never justify owning a Mac myself, even with the discounts I had. Though in my group, we did all of our work on Sun workstations; the new guy always got the oldest Unix box, but the new guy also got the newest Mac. So while I coveted their Sparc 5's, they were coveting my 8500. Then I left, Steve Jobs came back, and everything changed . . . It will be nice to finally own a Mac!