Hi, I'm heading off to University in September and I'm looking at getting a laptop. My situation is kind of funky, though. I'm doing a joint program between York University and Sheridan College, so I have to attend both campuses (hence the need for a laptop) and will be taking the GO bus between campuses (40km... this is Canada by the way, in Toronto/Oakville respectively) a few times a week. Since it's a graphic design program I'll need more than an iBook. So I was looking at the 17" powerbook with the upgraded video card and 1gb of ram. I also plan to buy an iPod mini and iSight (keep in contact with family/friends back home). I was just wondering what some suggestions might be for timelines/deals. I don't see any real point in waiting for the next PB revision, especially if it went to G5 because Rev.A would be pretty buggy. I saw Apple's cram & jam promotion, but I don't think it applies to Canadians. I'm worried the iPod sizes/features will be upgraded within the coming weeks of summer or at Paris. I'll need everything to last for at least 4 years (most likely 6). Oh, and any tips on laptop backpacks? I was thinking the Northface Bandwith. It seems pretty discrete (i.e. won't get me mugged). Any help would be great.