I want a good notebook for around $1,000. What has scared me away from the dv1000 is the fact that it can be scratched easily, from what I've heard. Also concerned about the build quality. I know the iBook's durability is very good. But I do like the widescreen on the dv1000. The OS doesn't really concern me. Please help me out though. I'm going to buy whichever system with 256RAM and purchaes either 512 or 1GB of RAM separately. I'm not going to game or anything, it's mainly an internet/photo/music laptop for school by the way, so I want something light and durable. THe iBook is a tad bit lighter, I'm just not sure what I'll get. Hard drive will both be 60GB. Again, my only beef with the dv1000 is the customer complaints and scratching/durability. Thanks again Also, my local campus store has 1ghz G4 12'' iBook w/40GB hard drive and 512b RAM for $899. Is that a better deal than 1.2ghz, 12'' iBook w/60GB hard drive and 256RAM for $1,016. I'd be upgrading the RAM via newegg. I guess I'm asking how much performance boost is it from 1ghz to 1.2?