Hello. Let me just preface this post by warning you if I seem a little incoherant its due to lack of sleep, but I wanted to post before I went beddy byes so I could see all your replies when I wake up. I've been planning on switching to a mac for the last month or so, or at least researching more into them after experiencing another excruciating re-install of a messed up windows. I was also thinking of going portable this time and it seems I've stumbled across a perfect opportunity what with the new iBooks just announced and all. I was looking at this system config: 14 inch ibook 640 mb ddr266 ram 40 gb hd combo drive no airport extreme no bluetooth for $1,449.00 (alas, I am the age of a typical student but not in school, there's no way to fake a edu discount is there? ) How does that look? A few Q's. 1) I keep reading on here about how you should purchase the minimum ram and then buy from another dealer. Should I really absolutely refrain from ordering all the ram from apple's website? I mean how much cheaper is it to buy from another place and then install myself? If its like $50 I'd prefer to have everything done at once. 2) Will the iBook overheat? Last computer I bought was a custom PC from www.ibuypower.com, it barely made a year and then the processor melted. Wasn't a pretty sight. Needless to say I don't want a repeat of that this time around. 3) Is there a slipcase or something that comes with the ibook. Doesn't seem like there is a free one from the website but I thought I'd double check. If not, is it necessary to get a case/backpack/thinger to tote around the ibook and if so do you have any recommendations? Don't want to spend too much in this area, but want the maximum protection for my money. Also, I'm still not sure If I'm willing to drop 1500 dollars on a new computer right now, as I don't desperately need one. Perhaps you could offer some persuasion for me to splurge ( I really want to , but damn sensibility always kicks in.) Thanks for taking time to answer these admittedly noob questions, I hope that I become a Mac addict or something.