Just a little background info. I've been using Windows for a long time now and i've been looking for an alternative for a while. I tried Linux and the GUI just didn't do it for me. Then about a month ago, I did some work for a graphics design company in my area. They all used Macs, and I instantly fell in love! I want a laptop, so I was looking at the MacBooks and MacBook Pros. I don't really game a lot, and I want something portable, so I decided to start having a look at the MacBooks with their 13" screens. The resolution is still as high as my current 19" monitor now, so that made me happy to see! However, being new to Macs, I didn't know what customisations to choose. I know I definitely want to upgrade the RAM from 512MB, but I don't know how much difference there is between 1GB and 2GB, apart from £280! When I upgraded from 1 to 2GB on my PC, I didn't really notice that much of a difference. So for web browsing, graphic design in Photoshop & Illustrator and general Mac usage, would you recommend 1GB or 2GB? Then there's AppleCare Protection Plan. On the Apple Store it doesn't really make it clear to me. Here's just a little quote from the APP section: Does that mean I get 3 years, or up to 3 years? There's only one price option so i'm not sure if you get 1, 2 or 3 years for purchasing the plan. Now i've seen all those video previews for Leopard on the Apple site, and some of the features like Time Machine and Spaces are very appealing to me. I couldn't find a release date for Leopard, so I was just wondering if anyone knew of a rough release date. The same goes for the new chip rumours, anyone know a release date for them? I don't want to be spending close to £2000 on a machine that will be out of date as soon as I get it, this is going to be a replacement for my main desktop! I hope someone out there has some answers for me! I'll be sticking around here as well, seems like a cool community!