I am considering a portable machine to tide me over until the G5 Powerbooks arrive (hopefully in a year's time). I saw from Apple's online store that they have the 12" Rev A Powerbook Refurbished going only for $1199. That would be $300 cheaper than the current Rev B 12" that I can get for $1499 with the educational discount. Price is a important factor because I do not plan to use this for more than 2 years, rather a mac before the G5s. I considered the G4 iBook but decided against it because it does not officially support external monitor at higher resolutions. Since I will be using it heavily connected to an external monitor and keyboard/mouse, this is also another important factor. Another option would be the PowerMac G4 which goes for the same price of $1199 on the educational site. I know that this would be the better deal in terms of performance/price ratio, but I am also considering the portability of the powerbook. Honestly, I do not plan to use it out of the house often, but since I will be graduating from college next spring, it would be much more convienent to bring a notebook then to worry about 2 desktops (dell and the powermac). So I am asking if anyone have any experience with Apple's Refurbished products, especially the 12" Powerbook. Please give your comments. Thanks!