I kept telling myself, the last thing I need is another computer. I already own two very competent desktop PC's (that I built and can upgrade at any time). And while I have always had an affinity for Apple, they've always seen too cost prohibitive for me. However I have finally come to the realization that if I want to make a serious go at film editing, I need a crash course using today's Macs and I need it as soon as possible. After doing a whole lot of research I have decided that I am going to purchase a 12" ibook. That was the easy part. Now all I have to do is figure out all the other details. First off, where should I actually buy the ibook from? Any recommendations? I've checked pricegrabber and pricewatch but nothing really distinguishes itself so much. I think I still qualify as a student for discount purposes. I live in Austin, TX. Saving on shipping costs and/or sales tax is nice too. That's just the beginning though, regarding the system itself... 1). Should I go ahead and opt for a 60 Gb hard drive instead of the 30 gb? I already have a 200gb firewire/usb 2.0 hard drive I can reformat for Mac (and which I don't mind transporting when necessary). So if I plan on keeping extraneous video files and mp3s and such on the external drive or on my other computers will the 30 gb be adequate? 2) Bluetooth. How necessary is it? I have a bluetooth capable cell phone and all, but I never bothered to figure all that out. I'm sure it's a technology that's evolving but would using the USB adapter really be all that bad if I decide I want it later? 3) Of course I am going to max out the ram immediately. How easy it to install? I'm fairly confident when it comes to installing things, but I have zero experience installing laptop parts. 4) I am planning on purchasing the 1 GB Kingmax ram from newegg.com. I think I am going to purchase the PC2700 version since it's about the same price as the PC2100, even though the PC2100 is technically the max that this system can utilize. The 2700 should still perform just fine though right? Does anyone NOT recommend this ram? If so what ram do you think I should get? 5) Any recommendations for external Dual Layer DVD Burners? Keep in mind I don't mind putting together an external drive with a kit if that's a better way to go, too. 6) Assumming that I am daisychaining the two firewire devices would this create some sort of issue when burning discs? I could use the hard drive through usb 2.0, but I understand that I should avoid usb when rendering video since it's more likely to drop frames. 7) iDVD doesn't work with external DVD burners, but Roxio Toast is decent, right? 8) I have a couple of 17 inch CRT vga monitors. That spanning hack I read about doesn't do any damage, right? 9) What are the general thoughts about the apple care plan. How useful and/or necessary is it? 10) Is the built in airport extreme likely to work OK with my existing wireless router at home? 11) Any other recommendations on other things/accessories to get? I am getting hooked up on software from a few friends, so that is less of a concern. But things like carrying cases, an extra battery, etc... Please, fire away. Thanks again for any help or feedback!