I am planning to buy a laptop for myself. I am choosing between IBM thinkpad or apple laptop. I've used thinkpad before and I think they are very reliable. but the outlook and the weight might be not as good as other brand. I've also looked into a Apple powerbook ( i think it is called powerbook and powerbook pro, not sure..) and they looks really cool and lightweight. My only concern is.. are they user friendly? I never use a mac computer before.. are there many different compare to XP system? and how's the overall performance? the battery life? are they durable at all? pls share you experience !