Hey guys, i want to start off by saying thanks so much for all the help over the past 6 monthes. I finally am at the final stage of purchasing my very first apple computer! Ive finnaly collected up 2400 dollars, and this is far from enough for an apple in switzerland thankfully i have a brother in orlando, so i will use his educational discout and ship it to him. He will be visiting in a month so i need to order my laptop soon. This is my choice: 15" inch Powerbook G4 1.67GHz PowerPC G4 w/128MB VRAM dual 1GB DDR333 SDRAM - 2x512 SO-DIMMs 100GB Ultra ATA drive @ 5400 rpm 8x SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Card ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (128mb) Grand Total : $2,414.00 So here is where i need your advice. I was talking to my cousin, who is a powerbook user, and he told me it was a MUST to get the Apple Care. The thing is that i cant afford paying an extra 240! I looked on ebay, and found out that i could buy apple care on ebay. I was wondering can i buy the apple care in a year, since it prolongs the already 90 days of complimentary support and one-year warranty. My final problem is that i dont want to get my powerbook when the update is comming up. Ive already waited around 6 monthes for this switch, and to wait another month would kill me! Do you think that w/e the update is, would it make a big difference? How much change would a 1.8 do rather than a 1.67? Finaly is it likely that in the next update we see some visual updates, like a new keyboard, or new color or something? Thanks for all your help guys, Now reply!