I really love my PB G4, but lately I've been entertaining the idea of cutting down weight and turning it into a true ultraportable. Even 4 years after its introduction, I can't find a single computer that feels as solid and can just plain get work done. In fact, I've spent the last few weeks looking for a new laptop and couldn't find anything that would justify replacing the PB. Anyways, here's my idea. I want to remove the optical drive, since it never gets used. Does anyone know if that's an easy task, and if there's any connectors inside that need to be covered up, tied off, whatever? And also, are there any potential drawbacks to replacing the original 60gb drive with a small (~8gb) IDE SSD? A 2.5" IDE drive weighs around 4oz, and a quick Google search tells me an optical drive is around 6oz. I'll load Tiger instead of Leopard, because I find 10.5 a bit slow. I figure this might get me to under 4lbs which would be fantastic. Is there anything else that could be removed to save weight? Is this a really stupid plan?