Hi> I know you guys are sick of this question, but you all do give good advice! i'm a uni student, currently at med school. i need a laptop for word, internet, reading journal articles on pdf files, hotsyncing palm, giving presentations to Drs. I am qualified for a HE discount and a 12" ibook G4 combo (30 Gb, 256 ram, and no bluetooth) = £615 but i calculated that by adding 30Gb hardrive, topping up ram to 512, and adding bluetooth comes to £735. On the other hand, a 12" powerbook with 60 Gb, 512 ram, bluetooth comes to £900. I need the laptop to be portable, which is why i'm choosing a 12" screen. I have been told that ibook goes up to 6hrs on battery life, whereas powerbook is 3-4 hrs. but, powerbook heats up easily and dents easily too!! Basically, i need something that is quite powerful for the applications listed above, but that i get a good one for my money and will last me into the years i become a Dr. I planned to spend around £1000 but i think i might need to get Mac office in to that price limit too! Any advice is very very welcome!