I'm new to the forums, but I've been reading them for awhile. I already know that there have been a ton of threads about the iBooks vs. the powerbooks. Unfortunately, I need to ask something along those lines. I'm going to be a graphic design student this fall, and I know for sure I want a mac. The only problem is that I was planning to get a 12" iBook and I'm starting to think they might not get updated by the time I get to school. Keeping my windows PC for a little while is definitely out of the question because it would cost me more to get it working with the college network. So that makes me wonder whether I should get a current 12" iBook with some extra ram, larger hard drive, and Applecare, or I should get a 12" powerbook with just the 512mb ram and no Applecare for now. Any advice would be helpful at this point.