OK, I posted this in a thread already, so I apologize for double coverage. I am buying my daughter a 12" ibook for the $999 range for her birthday next week. I should say I was going to....Microcenter has a 12" Powerbook for the same price after rebate. Here is the link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0173861 Since I am not a Mac "guy", I can't tell if maybe this Powermac is an older model or what. Could you experts take a look and tell me if there is a catch? Looks like the Powermac might be the better buy.