Okie dokie. Got a powerbook G4 800 off of eBay (and a 5gb ipod was included) for the great price of $1670. It will be delivered tomorrow (24 Jan). After reading all the Apple propaganda on the web, I've experinced a few moments of "buyer remorse." I just feel as if I am buying old technology... Quick background: I am switching from the Windows XP world, ala AMD 1.6ghz, 512DDR RAM, GeForce3 64DDR blablabla. I don't want to get into the whole megahertz war, blablabla, but I do have some concerns about my purchase/switch. The Powerbook I bought has 768 MB RAM, 40 gig, Radeon 7500 w/32MB video RAM, (and whatever Apple sold them with, spec-wise, about 8 months ago). And now for my questions: 1. Since this powerbook is a bit dated, did I make a mistake by getting it instead of the new generations i.e. 12" (which is roughly the same price)? 2. Is there a HUGE difference between the G4 800 and G4 1Gig? 3. Is the screen on the 15 inchers as bright and crisp as the new models (i.e. 12 and 17" books)? (hmm, guess noone really knows yet, huh?) 4. Will this powerbook need replacing (because of technological gaps) in 2 years? (given it is taken care of-which I take VERY good care of my stuff). I know this is a very general question, but it seems Apple users seem to keep their equipment much longer than PC users. 5. Is the airport reception THAT bad on the 15 inchers? 6. Should I get Apple Care with this mug (honestly, not "yeah, it's a good idea....blabla)? I am very technically inclined (from a mechanical standpoint) and would have no problem fixing minor things. Does Apple Care cover things such as if you drop it on the floor and it breaks all to pieces? 7. 8x CD-R? Why so slow? My PC was (is) 24x... 8. Is the DVD player as good a quality as watching a DVD on TV? When watching on my 16x PC, DVD quality really was kind of grainy and not that great-looking (with a GeForce 3 and a 15" KDS-Rad5 flat panel). 9. Finally. Can someone tell me why the heck UPS is taking SOOO long?? I can't stand it. Where is that stupid brown truck anyhow??????? What can "Brown" do for me??? HURRY UP!! 9-and-a-half. Oh, by the way. Wanna know what pushed me over the fence (I was on the fence for awhile between Mac/Windows)...when I watched the Keynote via the web (while at work...badbadbad). Guess it worked, for me at least... Thanks for reading this far and possibly offering your viewpoints for a mac newbie. Rest assured I'll be posting "how do I" subjects after I get my G4!!