I'll be making the trip from London to the US on holiday in a couple of days, and I'm looking to pick up either a MacBook or a MacBook Pro while I'm there and take advantage of the much cheaper prices. I currently have an iMac g5 (one of the original models), which is starting to get a bit tired and I've decided I'd like to get something a bit more up-to-date and more portable, as I'll be going off to University in September. Whilst I'm not going to be running any 3D rendering programs/gaming on the laptop, I do quite a bit of web design work in my spare time, and so I use Photoshop frequently. Having said this, the iMac can currently cope ok with the workload, I'd just like a bit of speed in places to make it a bit easier. I also do quite a bit of work in Aperture, but again I doubt much of this will exactly be pushing the limits of the MBP. There are a few things which I'd appreciate anyone's advice on: - Obviously no-one knows for sure, but are these models relatively 'safe' for purchase for a couple of months, or would it be better to hold off and wait until Leopard and possible LED backlighting/processor changes? - From what I gather, my purchase will be covered internationally by Apple, so I can get it repaired back in the UK if anything goes wrong? - Would you view a MB as the better buy (looking at the Black MB)? - or would the MBP be a better purchase in terms of lasting the full 3 1/2 years to the end of my degree? Thanks for any advice or comments anyone might be able to offer. UPDATE: After calling the Apple HE store, they said that my local store would only give me the standard Education discount, rather than the higher HE discount. With the upgradeable Applecare for £58 when bought from the HE store online, I've pretty much decided to take this route and go for the Black MacBook via the online HE store. Although it's incredibly tempting to go for the laptop at duty free when I pass through, I'll effectively end up paying £90 more, so it makes sense to wait a couple of weeks and just put up with an old windows laptop while I'm away. I'll definitely use the trip to stock up on accessories for the laptop though, and I'll probably end up getting myself an extra battery and a case while I'm out there as there's some pretty decent savings on the UK prices.