Check out these comparable systems and the student price after taxes. 14.1 iBook: 933 G4, 256 ddr266, 40 GB, combo drive, extreme, ati 32ddr, app, bluetooth. AFTER TAX: $1606.96 14.1 Dell inspiron 600m: 1.4 pentium M, 256 ddr266, 40 GB, combo drive, 802.11g, ati 32ddr, 3 year warranty and 3 year tech support, bluetooth. AFTER TAX: $2069.12 This is amazing. There's almost a $500 difference. For the price of the Dell you could get a powerbook! And I thought Dell was the "bargain PC specialist".