To those who saw my thread under buying and selling, I opted for the 17" PB, because we may end up getting a G5 anyway. On to the subject, I noticed it takes 7-8 seconds for my PowerBook to complete POST. I'm assuming there is some sort of self test on power up. However, my iMac 17" only takes a couple of seconds. I'm timing this from the time I press the power button and hear the boot sound until I see the Mac OS X boot screen with the spinning circle. My PB will make the boot sound, wait 7-8 seconds then show the boot screen. Is this normal? I've never owned a PowerBook before.