Okay, I know you all want to gouge me now, but I want to do a comparison and maybe you can tell me if this is worth it ... I've never owned a Mac before and am not sure what I am doing ^^; Let it be said now that I am definitely looking for more bang for my buck, but let's get right to the point ... I can get an education discount at the Apple Store. So let's take a look at this model, as it's the most decent ... I can't work with 30 GB HDD and 256 RAM!: 512MB DDR266 SDRAM (256MB built-in & 256MB SO-DIMM) 60GB Ultra ATA drive Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Card Bluetooth Module Keyboard & Mac OS X - U.S. English 12-inch TFT XGA display 1.2GHz PowerPC G4 ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 w/ 32MB DDR video memory Estimated Ship: 1-3 business days Free Shipping Subtotal $1,128.00 Plus when you add the sales tax over here ... it comes to $1269. Now let's look at this powerbook on Amazon ... http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...03-0842810-0470231?v=glance&s=pc&vi=tech-data Your current subtotal: $1,499.99 Amazon Visa discount: - $30.00 Your new subtotal: $1,469.99 And then there is a $150 mail-in rebate, bringing it down to $1319. The Amazon Visa also has twelve months no interest, which absolutely destroys Apple's 3 months. Keep in mind I am only sixteen so the longer without interest, the better! As far as I can tell, the difference between these two computers is only $50! Given the situation, what would you do?