Ok, I'm just gonna tell my story, and hope you all can help me make up my mind. I have been poring over MR and several other Mac sites and forums for literally months now. And I'm barely farther along in the decision making process than I was when I started. I've been using PCs since I was a kid (I'm only 24) but ever since I guess the desklamp iMac came out I've had Mac envy. Just have never been able to muster up the guts -- or the cash -- to make the switch. Now I'm finally ready to buy a new computer and I can't decide. I don't have a computer at all right now, am using my girlfriend's and friends' but the need is not dire. I certainly need to get one soon, it's getting to the point of 'very annoying' but I can wait for the new MacBook (if it gets released ANYtime soon). If I was still in the States or if I was stable and staying somewhere, I'd definitely buy the new Intel iMac. It's so beautiful. Then, with the release of the Intel MacMini I thought my decision had been made. But it lacks portability (tho it does have the bonus feature of being able to upgrade the cpu, which is great). I've never owned a laptop, but now I'm considering buying one. A MBP is out of the price range. So I'm eagerly awaiting the new MacBooks. Even if a 1.67 Core Duo version is released, is that going to seem really slow in a year's time? The fact that I won't be able to upgrade the CPU bothers me. Here is another problem. I always see the weekly Dell Affiliates coupons posted on various websites and lately have spec'd out a 2GHz Core Duo 15" laptop with all the extras (WUXGA screen, 7200rpm HD, 1G ram, remote, etc) and it comes out to about $1100. I mean, it's so hard to turn down something so CHEAP! But then I mentally smack myself and try to remember all the times I've been so damn frustrated with every PC I've ever had. And all the PCs my family or friends have ever had, which I often end up being asked to fix. I just want to feel what it's like to own a computer that "just works". That doesn't inevitably bloat and slow down and become practically useless. So please, what should I do? Living overseas, I feel like a laptop could be the best option. I'm thinking of getting a MacBook plus KMD, because 13.3 inches sounds small for watching movies. Otherwise I'm still considering the MacMini. HELP ME! I apologize right now for just venting this, but I guess I'm looking for some expert guidance. This is normally the sort of thing I'd just try to figure out on my own, but that hasn't been working for me the last couple months as I get used to this uniquely Apple-specific torturous waiting game. So any comments are welcome. Thanks so much.