I got to put my dirty fingerprints on one of the new 12" Powerbooks at Bic-Camera in Shinjuku. Actually, I almost hugged it it was soooo cute All up, I liked the form factor, although the colour was different than I expected and the keys are a little tacky looking, but a nice piece of machinery none-the-less. I am very close to selling my iBook and getting the 12" PB. By the way, what do you call the new beasts 'AlBook' or 'AluBook'. I prefere AluBook as it sounds lke a combination of Aluring (spelling?) and Powerbook, and they really are... I might have to change my sig if I get a twelvie!