Finally saved my pennies and ordered a 12" PB on the edu discount. Getting it stock, and I've already ordered a 512Mb stick of Corsair from TigerDirect.com for $118. I've been using, building and fixing PC's for a long time and keep getting the nagging feeling that someday all of these fixes that keep Windoze running are going to fall apart and I won't be able to access my stuff anymore. So the main reason I went Mac is security. Coolness factor is right up there too. I have a Planar 17" LCD that I'll use at the desktop via the DVI connector. I also ordered a Logitech MX900 mouse that will have to do until MacMice comes out with their bt version. I've been lurking on this site for a long time and took into consideration all of the "reviews" and comments about the PB before buying. I have had several PC notebooks of different sizes and I keep going back to the little Armada M300 because I like the small form factor. Happy switcher.