Okay. So I've narrowed my purchase options down to a high end iBook or a low-end PowerBook. This is going to be my first mac and I generally don't have a lot of money, so I want it to last me at least three years. Here are the specs on the machines I am looking at: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...0-0470231?v=glance&s=electronics&vi=tech-data http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...03-0842810-0470231?v=glance&s=pc&vi=tech-data Right now I'm leaning towards the PB. I know everyone is bored to death of these topics, but I don't even have my own computer right now, and I've never owned a Mac before. I really want to make sure this gets done right. If you're going to say something like, "there are thousands of topics like this", you can go right ahead, but I already know. If you really want this thread to die, just don't respond. Otherwise ... help me out.