I've owned two PowerBook G4s and I had always thought it was as close as it could get as a notebook computer. But after spending a couple of years with PBG4, I've changed my mind. Here's my impression: Is Apple's definition of good design "looks beautiful when you buy it, and get so messed up after a months of use"??? Guys! Thinks of their design of recent years: - PowerBook G4 works super but the paint chips off like hell! - iPod works super but it scraches like hell. I, as a former Industrial Designer, have to assume that they know what happens when they PAINT metal. Of course it chips off! I can NOT give an agly computer like this to friends, let alone selling it! I own a PowerBook G3 and its scraches are not distinct and there's no chip-offs. So in terms of its appearance after years of use, G3 is the winner. I've always thought that G4 is so perfect that Apple will have a big problem changing its design marketing-wise, but now I think G4 is so not perfect! Man! My PBG4 is getting so chipped off!!! I've bought TiPaint, but it should have been unnecessary from the begining!