OK I went to the local apple store here in tucson, and i gotta admit, to my surprise, i wasnt too impressed.
1.) The ibook is not built as well as people make it to be. I pused down on the palmrest and i heard freaking squeking.
Also a big, minus is that the keyboard is not white, its like beige, it looks obsolete and not cohesive with apple elegance. The whole palmrest and keyboard is this color, i was under the impression that they were the glossy finish as in the outside, but it looks like those old beige keyboards we all had on our first computers. THis laptop closed looks gorgeous. SO maybe the use or exposure made the keyboard and palmrest this color?
2.) The macbook pros are sexy!! Wow, damn slim. They run a little warm, but nothing unbearable. THey are built really nicely and solidely. And what can i say, its got intel core duo, i expereicnde no lag running various programs, but this booger is a bit expensive for a college student, or at least me. (2100$ speced) And the keyboard is not as recpetive(good) as the one in my asus.
And, i asked about the powerbooks, and the lady said they were being completely phased out.
Also when i told someone else that i was waiting for the smaller intel notebooks, and he said that an advantage to buying in store is that they already have the intel ibooks in stock, so i wouldnt have to wait for them to ship. but then, he rapidly switched the conversation and said, that all macs would be intel by 07. And went off on a tangent. DO apple stores already have intel ibooks as this guy mentioned? Or is he completely being a douche and lying? I dont know.
Also, i have a question about the ipods, does the back of them scratch really easy?