Hi guys, I am new to the forum, although I have been lurking around for a while. I am also sort of new to the Mac universe, although I did work on the old SE30 for a couple of years back in early 90... Anyway, I have decided to take the switch from windows to Mac, as I am fed up with the constant virus threads, the constant need for updates, hardware with a shorter life than fresh fish ..... Now the questions is this. I want / need a portable, as it is my only computer. Therefore the Macbook fits the brief. Howevre it is a little pricy (particular in UK), and I want to make sure it is worth it to me. The alternative is to by a refurb of the latest Powerbook, which will probably come in a good £300 under. Then in a year or so time, I could sell that or give it to the wife and update to a Rev B macbook pro, or whatever apple would have launched at that time. What are your thoughts, am I bying a old fish, or does it make sense?