12.1'' with 1024x768 pixels makes for a very crisp very impressive display indeed! I just saw one. OS X looks great on it too. Since OS X's GUI is already really "big", the high res 12.1'' screen really balances the OS X GUI well. I'm definately getting one. I'm not sure whether to go with the DVD or CDROM though. I was watching matrix on the iBook w/ DVD and it looks great. note: their DVD software is up to v2.6 now (it seemed to run smoother than my v2.2, i think that's it, on my 400 G4). The speakers are great too. a couple nifty things to note: the optical drive ejects by using the F12 key which couples as the disk eject key in the new iBooks. And the new iBooks have that weird composite video port on the side. The iBooks come with an adapter which adapts that port to a standard DB15 VGA port which can hook up to any VGA device (external monitors, LCD projectors, etc). VERY NICE INDEED! And for $1299? Hellz yeah!