I would just like to say that, on the strength of the feedback on this forum I have bought a new iBook. Its fantastic, soo easy, and everything works. And it looks good! iTunes, iPhoto etc are great software packages. Integrating into a Windows based wireless network was also a piece of cake, I can even print over the network to a printer connected to a windows pc! I've also got a new iPod, I bought the iBook and iPod together for the same price as a crappy Windows Laptop. Much better value! So thanks for all the advice!