With an ever increasing need for portability, I have decided to sell my 24 inch iMac and purchase a notebook. I have almost settled on the black Macbook, but I have a few questions. Any information will be much appreciated. 1) Is the fading in the palm rests still a problem? Is it prominent? I haven't heard anything about this in almost a year. 2) Is there any reduction in video quality when powering a 23" Cinema Display? 3) What is the max resolution for an external monitor? I seem to be having trouble finding this. 4) Are you happy with your Macbook? Thanks once again for any help.