Well, here's what I've decided on: 800 MHz iBook G4 640 MB RAM 60 GB Hard Drive Airport Extreme MCE Internal Superdrive (2x DVD-RW) But is it enough? The main thing I want to do with it is be able to burn footage from a DV camcorder onto a DVD. I'll also be using it for internet, e-mail, MS Office, and maybe dabble in GarageBand. It would be nice if I could make some backup copies of my DVDs as well. I guess I'm worried that in a year or so, this thing will be outdated and I'll have to buy a new one. I want a laptop that will last me at least three years, and I have looked at some Windows machines today that make me iffy about switching. So someone please tell me that this iBook will suit my needs for a long time. I also heard that DVD+R is becoming the preferred format, and DVD-R will be phased out soon. Is there any truth to this? I hope not...my iBook will be utterly useless.