Hi all! My new 12" PowerBook arrived the other day and I just thought I'd write a sort-of review of it to aid other potential buyers. I'm a Windows user who liked the idea of a computer that just works, without any unncessary messing about. This coincided with really starting to need a laptop for uni. First thing, that marketing gumpf about it "just works" is true - certainly for me. After three days I have had no programs freeze on me, no system crashes or anything. Zilch. Everything has so far (I hope I'm not now cursing myself!) just worked how it should have. Okay, so I've only really used bog standard stuff so far, but it's such a pleasant change not to have the computer crash just because you're checking your email or loading a webpage! I connected my printer then printed straight away, digital camera - ditto. No setup wizzards! Internet? In just a couple of minutes! Can't wait until I get to use my uni broadband ethernet network! Anyway, onto the PB itself. First impression - nice! Better than it looks in pictures. Next I tested to see if it wobbled like some others had mentioned - nothing. The display is wonderful and bright and the screen size is more than adequate - no problems with Final Cut Express or Photoshop Elements. My next worry was heat. It does get warm, but never hot, even when charging the battery. Battery life is about 3-3.5 hours when ripping music iTunes, screen brightness about half. I have the Superdrive version but haven't burnt anything yet. I like the slot-load but it is quite noisey and 'clunky' when loading - not as smooth as my car CD player... Just hope no CD gets stuck in it! Oh, and the keyboard is fantastic - doesn't flex but with a lot of movement - the best keyboard I have ever seen on a laptop. This was one of the main reasons I got it over the iBook. Overall, very impressed. Any worries of it not being fast enough can be squashed - games are okay, but I use my GameCube for gaming anyway. The interface for me is always fast and snappy - not quite as much as Windows, but not as bad as a lot of people make out. I could do with more RAM for Final Cut Express (I only have the stock 256 MB) but that will be a future purchase when my credit card has recovered. Panther is sure to make it faster too. After reading MacRumors for a few months (and luckily knowing about the updates), I was both excited and a little nervous about getting a Mac, but I'm pleased to bits with it so far! Sorry for the long post, but I'm very proud of my new PB and will hopefully persuade someone else to get one!