ok im also still stuck in between ibook and powerbook. now im trying to see the benefit of the 12" PB combo vs. the 14" ibook. im mainly concerned with hooking up to an external monitor (without any hacks) and some future video editing projects. For the PB i could easily get a plextor ext DVD drive that would blow the superdrive out of the water. the way i look at it is that with an ibook im stuck with the regular display because im not messing with any hacks. with the 12" pb i could hook up any ext monitor. how much difference will the 5400rpm drive make vs. the 4200rpm? also to keep in mind is that i already have a 512mb chip that will fit in any of the laptops. so that makes the ibook 1 GB vs the PB 768mb. this is the only thing i hate about the 12" PB. also how much better will video editing be on the 64mb vram vs. the 32mb???