Hello all, I know that this issue has been severely beaten, but I don't think it is quite dead yet. This summer, I plan on replacing the two laptops in use around the house. Money will not be an issue. My wife uses a TiBook 550 and will be getting a basic 17" AlBook. This has been mandated. Myself, I use a 12" iBook 600. It is definitely starting to feel it's age in speed. Strange and sad, since the machine itself is still in excellent shape. I love the portability of this machine, and I use it often, and almost everywhere. While I use it mostly for an internet client, as well as a VNC client, I kinda wish the screen was a bit wider so that I could do a little more with it. Now, I am conflicted on its replacement. Do I get an over priced iBook disguised as a powerbook 12", or do I make the break, and also go for the 17"? Is the 17" more of a pain to lug everywhere? Does the 17" suffer from a shorter battery? Is it less convenient of a portable? I know all the pluses of the bigger machine, I am trying to determine how much less portable it is than it's 12" brethren. Thank you in advance for the feedback, Max.