My Powerbook G4 12" died a couple of weeks ago, hard drive went into failure. I really thought about just replacing the hard drive, but the itch for a new computer got to me. I bought a BlackBook 2.4Ghz and 250G for $1099 with discount from Apple Education Store while they were still on clearance. I only do web surfing, word processing and some basic family photo editing. But now I am wondering if I should have bought the new MB for a little bit more to have the latest technology. I also purchased some productivity software that is calling for more memory than my previous Powerbook had.