Within the last month I bought a new 12" combo-drive G4 powerbook. Don't need the superdrive, have it at home on another MAC. Bought the portable because I'm about to depart on a year-long fellowship to India. My work-research is partly analouge (painter) and the rest is with the assistance of digital "stuff". I use photoshop w/many filters, will be using a video editing program as well. Put in maximum memory, don't need airport card, 'cause no where to use it for now in India and I can always update at a time when it is needed. I took the book out of the box less than 1 week ago. Then the newest version came out! I called the store because that was quite something and they'll do one of 2 things. They'll either exchange it (nice, I bought it on my educational discount)but the restocking fee is 10% of pre-discounted price or do a price equivalent and reimburse the essential devaluation. I don't know what to do? Questions: Is there enough difference besides the usb ports and graphics card to merit the $159 restocking fee? (Yes airport stuff is now hyper fast too) What do you think of the titanium vs. the aluminum case? The RAM specs are the same so I could use my 512 chip in new book, is this true? I would only be getting the 40mhz hard drive again, since others are built to order and I have to do this at the Apple shop. Is it worth it? Please advise, thanks.