Hey guys, Today my friend came and took back the powerbook 867 12" that he had loaned to me ...so in 12 hours i'm going to drive to the apple store and buy either a 12" or a 15"........... for me! I still haven't decided which one yet even after 3 threads of dicussion... the price difference after calculation is 400 dollars between the two machines and i actually leaning toward the 12" ....because I'm a college student and I walk around campus alot also in the summer Im traveling to DC to do an intership so that promises alot of traveling with the laptop and I worry about the 15''s extra weight, lower battery life and, odd size....(yeah i don't want get a new bag, I have one right now that I love but it wont fit wide powerbooks)...also I'd rather not spend another 400 bucks for things that I wont need....like the extra PCMIA card, the gigabyte ethernet (i never used the ethernet port) ...I dunno, I'm feeling the 12" come on pretty strong... But like every other person living in the consumerist society, we always feel compelled to get things that we dont need because of its status symbol or simply because of the mental notion that bigger is better, this often times drives us to overspend (which i'd like to avoid, but that irrational compulsion is strong...I wish I were a art student sometimes so I have a proffessional justification for spending the money on the extra goodies) Anyways, this is just me trying to sort out my last minute jitters about the purchase. I still don't know which side is going to win... my practical side or my consumerist side. Only time will tell, lol. 11 HR 57 Minutes remainning.