As you can so easily tell, im stupid when it comes to macs simply because im a newbie. My 6th pc is about to die on me so i've decied to go the mac route. I have been flowing mac's advances since the ALPB's, and now the time has come for me to spend my money? This October, im going to uni, but i am very unsure about what mac system to get. Idealy i want a PB, but the price is high, for not much over an ibook. I dont mind spending the money on a PB, if i think it will be justified. I really cannot decide on which one would be best for me, so i've come looking for help. Situation: Because im going to uni, idealy i need a laptop, so i can take it to classes, use it in my car, on the train etc. I will be buying another pc for gaming (this will be coming to uni with me). I need something that will run tiger with no problems and generally apps, and has a good battery life. It also need to be small and light enough to carry around with me (not slow me too much). I'd like to use macs for games but from what i hear, they are just no good. I love the 15PB - with 100gb hdd, 128mb graphics, dvdr, and wireless - looks seem the best between the 12 and 17". But the price is high £1.8k with MS office (unless you can recommend anything better, and cheaper?) and airport express base. The ibook seems is about £700 less. (so i might as well get a mini mac/iMac - why? i dont know) The course i'll be taking is banking and international finance, so i'll be running accountacy(ish) software. I use the internet alot, and alot of what i do is related to computers, so i spend alot of time around them. I need something that will last me, but at the same time, i am 50% sure when the new PB come out i'll be wanting to upgrade if they change something major. What would be the best option for me, get a PB, or ibook? I hate having to wait around for computers to load, so im thinking PB; but at the same time i dont want to be wasting money. If i had to rank my needs: Product life span (how long it takes to become too slow) Battery Power (speed over all) Cost Looks My wants: Power Looks battery life span cost I'd just like to say thanks in advance.