I'm about to buy a BTO iBook from Apple (EDU) and just want some opinions about the machine. 12" 1.33 GHz iBook 100 GB hard drive 1 GB ram Everything else "stock" First, before everyone tells me to buy ram later-- it's worth $135 for me to have this done for me. Maybe two years down the line I could self-install a different chip to max out at 1.5 GB. One main question I have is whether the 100 GB hard drive is too much. There's a chance 80 GB would be enough space for me, and I'm wondering if I'm going to see a performance hit by having such a large (100gb) drive. Also, is there any reason to partition a drive in an iBook? The computer will be my main machine for grad school use. Daily apps will include: MS Office, Acrobat or Preview, Mail, Safari, iCal, iTunes, Dashboard, iChat. I plan to max out my 40gb iPod and have (perhaps) an even larger iTunes library. I have approx. 20 gb of digital pics, all of which I might want to add to iPhoto. Music and photos represent my "large" files, with Word, PowerPoint, PDFs, as my main files. Eventually I can see myself buying an external FW drive for more "permanent" backup, but in the meantime I have a G4 450 that I can use for that purpose. I might, actually, just leave the digital pics on an external drive since I don't need to carry them with me. I'm also planning to get a 6gb iPod mini as part of the promo to give to a relative as a gift. And, maybe I'll try to get a printer if I see one that really gets my attention. I have an HP Deskjet 930 right now. Thanks for any input!