I'm going in to my last year of school, and I'm going to need a laptop for our big exams in January and to have as I begin my career soon after. Right now, I'm looking at the mid-level macbook. I'll be using it as my primary music storage center to sync the iPod I will purchase along with it. I'll also be using iPhoto for photo storage/viewing/editing (is that possible?) DVD drive will only be used for viewing DVDs. I don't intend to do any video editing anytime soon, so that's a non-issue. Here are my questions: should I get the system with the standard HDD and upgrade myself? If so, what are some good 2.5" drives with lots of storage that go well in Macs? I've done HDs with desktop PCs, but never laptops. I intend to upgrade the RAM, also. I guess I'll let Apple do that in-house because I'm not sure how much RAM normally costs anyway so I'll save myself that trouble. Finally, I'll need a wireless network set up for our apartment. We've currently got cable internet w/ the modem hooked up directly to our desktop, and I was hoping I could get an Airport to save some time/trouble setting up a network otherwise. Any suggestions there? I also plan to get the Apple Care plan. Is that worth it or a waste of money? I'll pick that up on both the iPod and on the Macbook. If there's anything I may have missed, please let me know. I look forward to learning more about Macs and their workings, and I know I've got a steep curve ahead of me. Thanks in advance for the advice, and I'll let y'all know what I decide when decision day comes!