Well, here's my iBook G4 experience so far! Problem#1: Airport reception and range has been very poor with my ibook, especially compared to other laptops using the same access points. Apple was quite helpfull, and quickly sent me a replacement airport card. The reception with the new card was slightly better, but after a day of usage dropped to the same levels as the old one. I accepted this issue, and learned to live with it. I even built a larger antenna for my access point (this shouldn't be nessesary in a tiny 1-floor house like mine!). Problem #2: The display latch closes fine, but seems very loose. The display actually bounces around while carrying the ibook. My display case also has a slight curve/warping to it. It really doesn't look straight. I'm not just picky... other people i've showed my new ibook to also pointed this out. Pretty poor quality control here Problem #3: My battery sticks out slightly. This is only a minor cosmetic issue and doesn't really bother me. It's only worth mentioning because it sort of hints at poor quality control/design issues. Problem #4: My left palm rest has creaked since I first received the ibook. Stuff like this would not normally bother me, unless it caused other things to go wrong. Over the next 2 weeks it got bad enough that I could easilly use the palm rest to click the mouse button (using very little force). There's no way this should be possible. Another week later I was plugging some cables in behind my stereo and accidently leaned on the area around the trackpad a little bit. I heard what i'm pretty sure was the HD getting damaged/squished. Sure enough the machine was locked up, and could no longer even boot. I had fully killed the HD with only a moderate amount of weight applied to the trackpad area. The HD only made a slightly repetitive clicking sound while trying to spin up now. The apple rep I dealt with agreed the HD had failed, and said I could have it repaired locally. I was told by Apple, and the repair shop that it would take 2-3 days. I'm not at all rough with my electronics, and in no way expected this would happen so easilly. I'm completely disappointed with the build quality of this laptop, especially considering it's coming from a company with a reputation for _superior_ manufacturing/design. That's exactly why I paid the extra dollars and sacrificed the performace gain almost any x86-based laptop would bring. My 1 month old ibook has been at the repair shop for over 2 weeks now waiting for a replacement HD, no word on when i'm getting it back. They say the "part" is on backorder from Apple. How hard could it possibly be to get a 60gb fujitsu laptop HD? Have any iBook owners out there had similar issues? Is there any possible way to get apple to let me return my order for a refund? I'm certainly not interested in waiting for another G4 iBook, or additional repairs. Have any of you convinced Apple to refund an order? I've seen 2 additional g4 iBooks that had a creaky left palm-rests. Scary stuff. What's going on with the quality of stuff coming from apple these days? :/ I've previously owned a laptop from toshiba, and deal with many laptops at work. I've yet to see build quality that's this poor (with the exception of stuff coming from Dell). The specs on my iBook are as follows: BTO 1ghz, 640mb, 60gb, Airport Extreme, Bluetooth, Bluetooth keyboard.