What was that, gg? Pengin, excellent choice. A few differences between the iBook and PowerBook you described: -The PowerBook does come with a faster processor (as gg mentioned) -The PowerBook offers a few more ports than the iBook does -The PowerBook comes with a more powerful graphics card -The PowerBook has a slot-loading ComboDrive while the iBook's is tray-loading. This is just a nice feature for when you're in tight or unusual spaces -In my experience, the PowerBook has been more durable. The new alumiminum alloy casing scratches much less than the polycarbonate casing of the iBook Despite the handful of benefits you'll miss in the iBook, I'm sure you'll still be very pleased with your decision. About Keynote... This really depends on how much you'll be using the software, and how visually critical your presentations will be. For the occasional presentation, PowerPoint will do you just fine; especially the new version for Mac. However, Keynote will really give you a visual edge. I used it the for the first time back in March to present at Columbia Univ., and my audience was thrilled (if I do say so myself). Keynote offers several transitions, photo effects, themes, and features that make presentations very appealing to your audience. The interface is also makes creating slides a breeze compared to PowerPoint. Again, unless you'll rely heavily on your presentation software, or you need visually-rich presentations, PowerPoint will do just fine. Have fun with your new computer. Let us know how you like it.
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6/2/04 at 8:10pm