I have a Medion Akoya (made by MSI as S260). I think it's a decent product for PC's. There are some issues I mentioned in a mini-review ( http://notebookforums.com/showthread...513#post868513
) but when the lid closes XP defaults to suspend to RAM, you can also configure to only turn of screen, hibernate or shut down. There is also a snooze button activated with the FN key. However, unlike an iBook when you open the lid, you must first tap the power button to get back on. I dunno if this can be hacked to "just turn on" but it's actually ok with me...
One thing this laptop definatly has over the iBook is widescreen and the high contrast (if you like the shineyt screen).
The Medions battery life is only 3 hours the way I use it... I got about 4-5 on the iBook, but the iBook was only 700Mhz and had a very clicky loud HD. The Medion is MUCH quiter, tho the fan is on more.
Also there are no instructions on how to open it up to upgrade included or online?!