I currently have a 6 month old Dell 600m (Centrino 1.3G). I have been eyeing an apple for over two years now. When I bought my dell, the choice was between the dell and the 15" powerbook. I got the dell because it was about half the price. I recently got an ipod, and the it has rekindled my desire to work with OS X. I really want to get into the mac arena, and I really need a notebook (apple desktops are just too expensive). I have been trying to decide between the 12" ibook, and the 12" powerbook. I do not want to "downgrade" to a slower machine. I've heard a few complaints about the 12" ibook being too slow for anything more than web surfing. I do a decent amount of coding and development, and would not want to wait forever for my stuff to compile. Basically, as long as it is comparable to my current 1.3G Pentium M, I would be happy. The next thing is the build quality. Which is better? the 12" ibook, or the 12" powerbook? I am leaning towards the ibook, but am scared that it might be too slow for me! Should I wait a few more months (I've waited over two years, and can do so for anotherr few months) for speed bumps to the ibook? Is the 12" powerbook worth the extra $400? Why doesnt apple give a better resolution to the 14" ibook? That would have settled the deal for me (my current 14" dell has 1400x1050!!) Thats a lot of questions. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!