It's nearly time for me to decide whether to buy a 12" Powerbook or 14" G4 iBook. The price difference in the configuration I want is substantial. The 12" Powerbook, with 1.2 megs of RAM, AirPort Extreme, Superdrive and Applecare comes to approximately $4,500. The 14" iBook, running at 1GH with the maximum 640 megs of RAM, AirPort, Combodrive and Applecare comes in at about $2,800. As near as I can tell, aside from the obvious drive and RAM differences the only other major differences between the two machines is the digital video interface that is built into the Powerbook, and the plastic vs. aluminum case. This is quite an important purchase for me because it will be a major component of my digital office as my freelance writing/ photography career picks up speed in the coming year. As well, I can write off the purchase against my 2003 earnings, which will be much higher than what I am likely to earn next year. I will be doing a lot of travelling in the coming year, and the machine will be coming along. I'd appreciate hearing from current owners of either machine to get their feedback,and perceived advantages/disadvantages of the gear. Whatever else happens, I have to decide before Dec. 31. Thanks, Jazzboy.