hi guys, I really need your advice in buying a (first) mac for my mom. she has this notebook (PC with XP) which is dying (randomly shutting down which drives her crazy because she lost her work four or five times now) and I wanted to stop her from buying a new PC laptop by giving her a powerbook (or ibook) for first, to see if she can get used to it and then buy a macbook or something. but for now, I need to know if a powerbook could do this job (and be fast enough to convince her to switch).. she basically uses her current notebook for: -excel (very, very important) -powerpoint presentations (work) -msn, e-mail, web surfing, etc. what mac should i get for her? powerbook/ibook? processor, ram? i would like to be as fast as it can be. P.S.: she also scans a lot of documents and I find this quite difficult on mac (especially on leopard, which is the last operating system that runs on PPC afaik) so do you know a program who can do that in the easiest way possible for her? she has a canon multifunctional i think if it matters thank you all for your advices!