Ordered a 1.42 mini with superdrive not expected until april. Was wondering how it would compare to a 12" 1.33 powerbook with a superdrive. Would the speed difference make a big difference. I'm on a tight budget so a decked out laptop is out of the question. The mini is around 875 the powerbook is around 1500. Saw a 15" 1.33 for 1700 but it only has a combo drive and 256 ram. The mini has 512 and the powerbook 768. I could get an external buner but it would be a benq 1620 so I have no idea if that would work with a mac or not. Also I have heard that powerbooks are very expensive to fix. I would take good care of it considering how expensive it is but does apple take care of stuff like that during the first year?