ok, so after weeks of constantly browsing these boards (you folks are great, btw, truly. You have helped me SO much), I made the switch. I purchased a 14" iBook with 100GB hard drive and 512MB RAM. I also picked up an HP All in one Printer and a greed ipod mini, all with student discount $1750 with tax. I hope everything turns out well. I was somewhat debating between the 12" and 14" but I needed the Superdrive, and was contemplating getting one installed thrida part for $200, but I think the 12" would be a bit too small. Some folks say that 1024x768 is crappy, but I am running that on my 18" CRT moniter and always have, I actually prefer it to any other resolution. I think I may pick up an iSight later, and an appropriate case, along with a mouse. I dont know if I should go with the BT one, or the regular wired one. I am hearing bad reviews on the mighty mouse, so i dont think I would go with that. Anyway, just wanted to share with you and to say thanks for all the help, you guys are one of the friendliest online communities I have ever been a part of. Thanks. P.S. Oh, and any reccomendations on what I should add? I am going to add a 1gb stick of RAM and I think I may want to get Office, but I think I just may "beat the system" and download it.