I am a college student about to graduate and will be buying a new laptop over the summer for grad school. Over the past few years I have noticed that most of my friends who bought ibooks (both g3 and g4) have had major problems with them within 2-3 years of buying them, or just after they went out of warranty. These problems were large enough to warrant buying a new computer. All of my friends and myself who bought powerbooks (I have a 1ghz titanium) have had fewer problems. I was thinking of getting a black mb with 2gig ram but was wondering if the lower end laptops are less reliable. I would prefer a more portable computer and for what I do a mb would be fine, but I would be willing to get a mbp if it means it will last an extra year or two. Of course I will be getting apple care, but I would prefer not to have to send my computer away for any amount of time. I know the intel laptops haven't been around long enough to see how long they last, but does anyone have any thoughts? Maybe this ibook trend was only at my school? Thanks!