I am in the same conundrum. I have outgrown my iPod.
I take my iPod to work and plop it down. It only holds 5GB.
My music collection at home is 42GB. The tiny display doesn't
show the full artist name, track name, etc.
I want a portable by my side which will allow me to surf using
my bluetooth phone (keeping off the company net) and listen to
me ENTIRE MP3 collection. I also will use it for palm pilot
stuff like addresses and calendar functions.
12 inch iBook or 12 inch PowerBook?
I went to the Apple store to decide.
I noticed how groups of keys on the iBook keyboard
move up and down together when you press any one.
This makes the iBook toy like.
I went over to the 12 inch PowerBook. No sound,
very hot, no where to put my palms while typing.
I moved over to the 15 inch PowerBook. Still hot.
No sound. More practical though.
I moved over to the 17 inch PowerBook. Still hot.
Built in speakers. Plenty of room to rest my palms.
Super fast. Much much faster than the others.
The screen is georgeous. Must have MUST HAVE!!
My wife dragged me into the mall away from the Apple
Store and smacked me around until I came to my senses.
That's where I am. I must have the 17 inch. I can't
afford it. It's driving me crazy.. The 17 inch s
the others away. So what if it's too wide to take on
But seriously.. I am betting we'll have a 15 inch Al-Book
soon. And.. I'm hoping with a new price scheme for all the
books. Laugh loudly outload whenever you hear someone talk
about a G5 laptop from Apple this year or next.. IBM still
can't get G5's in production quantity for the PowerMac's.
In consideration of heat. You will have to live with it.
If you literally use it on your lap (as a "lap top"), there
are little heat computer heat dissapation insulation pads for
$20 out there (we call them $1 hot pads in my house)..
Is warping really that widespread a problem? Why would Apple
continue selling them?