Hey all! I'm totally new to programming, and I'm looking to take a dive into the programming world to see if its something I'd be interested in majoring or minoring in, and I'd really like to start on a mac. Can anyone recommend a mac laptop in the sub $250 range that will not bottle neck me potentially developing anything down the line? Also, maybe good recommendations on C books for a complete newbie? I've done some poking around and found a couple people have recommended here. One being the big nerd ranch guide on Objective-C http://www.amazon.com/Objective-C-Programming-Ranch-Guide-Guides/dp/0321706285/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335634456&sr=1-2#productPromotions. Ideally I want to exclusively focus on touch interface programming I.E Ipad, Iphone , Android, windows phones. Any help or direction is greatly appreciated, thanks all!