I am about to be a freshmen in college and currently use an iMac G4, 800 mHz, 60 Gig HD, 384 MB ram. I'm am selling the iMac for it has become too slow and outdated. In college, I am planning on becoming an art student after two years, and the classes I will be taking to begin with will most likely include art-prep classes, using graphics etc. I was wondering, regardless of the iBook update that's to be seen soon, which laptop to buy, the iBook or the PowerBook. The most expensive iBook is the same price as the cheapest PowerBook, which is a headache. I also need a superdrive, but I will have an external hard drive, probably 250 gigs. I am also planning on having a desk monitor. Price is also an issue, need to watch the money spending somewhat. Also, should I wait to buy for a month or so? Need any help, thanks.