I've been wanting to switch to an apple for about 5 months now, but i decided to wait until mwsf to see what new laptops they would introduce with the intel switch. Seeing how they only announced a 15" macbook, i'm wondering if i should just go ahead and buy a 12" powerbook now instead of waiting for apple to release a smaller version of the macbook, or whatever new line they're going to introduce in the near future. The built-in iSight on the macbooks is a nice addition, as well as the intel chipset and the frontrow application (that doesn't have to be hacked on to the system) with the remote, but those are the only good things about the new macbook, while the rest of the specs were kind of on the short end. I asked a member on another forum i visit who works at an apple retail store and he said to wait 6 more months and go from there, since if i buy the powerbook now, it'll just depreciate like hell. I'm only going to be using the computer for school, surfing the internet, checking emails, instant messaging, and using photoshop a few times a week. Would it be worth it to wait for the new revisions of the macbook or should i just get the powerbook now? Also, if i do get the powerbook now, should i go for a refurbished one? the rev. d's are going for $1199 with the student discount, which is $200 cheaper than a brand new one, but i've heard a few bad stories about the refurbished mac minis that had some severely damaged cases out of the box and im afraid of getting a powerbook in the same condition. Ok, well thanks for looking and any input would be greatly appreciated.