I'm planning to buy a Powerbook tomorrow. I was planning to buy from the Apple online store, thinking there would be no sales tax (I'm in Utah), however, today when I got to the check out page, $100 sales tax was added. That made me rethink my purchase. I can buy the PB in town and still get the EDU discount (at the University bookstore), and the main reason for going through Apple direct was the no sales tax thing. Anyway, I had configured the PB to have the 5400 RPM HD upgrade for $100 extra. Obviously I can't walk into the bookstore and get a BTO PB, but I can get a stock PB tomorrow instead of waiting a week for an online order to arrive. Basically my dillemma is this: Should I pay the tax and order a Combo Drive 12" PB with the 5400 RPM upgrade through Apple and get my PB in a week, or should I pay the tax and get a Superdrive (with the money saved on the HD upgrade) 12" PB at the bookstore and have my PB tomorrow? I realize this comes down to a personal choice, so what I'm asking for is your opinion based on what you'd do in my position. Anyone think the 5400 RPM drive is absolutely essential? I'll mostly be doing webdesign, Photoshop, 3D modeling, and electrical engineering homework with my Powerbook. I'd go for the 15" but I simply can't afford it. Thanks!