Ok, so I hardly consider what I'm gonna do "breaking down". But I do believe it's outside what I might otherwise do w/ the "information" I have. I just received my paycheck which gives me enough money to finally get my powerbook. I was hoping that the new 15" would be out, but hey, I could be waiting for the next bigger and better for the rest of my life. I think I should just enjoy what I can get when I can get it. I'll just upgrade as I go. This is my first mac anyway, so I'll officially be a switcher. haha. Anyways, this is getting long, as I'm super stoked about this purchase, but my question is this, if I buy my computer at an apple store (Houston Galleria Mall) will they be able to switch my RAM there? I want one 512 chip so I can upgrade to 1GB myself. I know that it is more expensive, but I'd rather do that than have to buy two 512 MB myself. Also, will all the same deals apply at the physical store as they do online? i.e. Education discount, rebates and what not? Thanks for all your help. I'm pretty confident that when I get the Tibook, that new 15" Albook can come out for the rest of ya. haha. Ok, I'm done now.