im purchasing my first mac pretty soon. im going to be using it for mostly music production. multitracking/recording. light photoshoping. web browsing.. blah blah.. ive been into PCs pretty heavily for nearly 10 years now.. never really been interested in macs till very recently. ive done a good bit of research but just consider ive been studying macs for only a couple of months now. *shrugs* i need a laptop for under $1k and ive decided to go mac. im thinking im pretty much looking at an ibook 800 or a PB 667 (if/when i can find one for ~ $1k somewhere). if i got the ibook i would definatly max out the ram and go for the combo drive. as for the PB i would probably go 512 if it wasnt already installed. so which is the better deal in your opinion. i dont need incredible power.. i need something thats "just enough". something that wont get bogged down crazy with simple tasks. i plan on installing panther on the machine when it comes out.. so maybe keep that in mind? (with all the reports of panther boosting ibook g3 performance slightly).