My 13-year old just got his report card for his first year in a new school and did really well - so I'm thinking about getting him a new computer. I could use your advice . . . He now has a 1.33 GHz 14" iBook G4, with an 80 GB HD, 768 MB RAM, and superdrive. Running Tiger. It had extended applecare, which ended a year ago, and it was serviced just before it ended. The battery has 110 cycles. Available for sale is the following: Intel Core Duo 2 GHz Macbook (mid-late '06?), with 250GB HDD, 2GB RAM, superdrive, and nearly new battery (4 cycles). Running Leopard (includes original restore discs). Still has a few months of extended Applecare left and was recently serviced. The price on Mac2Sell is $570, but I'm assuming that doesn't take into account either the extended warranty or Leopard. Actual asking price is $550. He's happy with the iBook, could use a bit more memory perhaps, but has at least plenty of HD space left available. But the macbook would give him significantly more memory, built-in iSight - oh yeah, and a smaller screen. I'd have to sell the ibook to do it - the Mac2Sell value is $230, but I'm hoping I could do a bit better. Any thoughts? Good idea, bad idea? Should we just stick with what we have? The ibook is pretty much "old faithful", so I don't want to go out of my way to buy trouble . . . And, no, before anyone suggests it, I can't afford to go out and buy him anything much more expensive than around $500. (And, heck, I'm still using an ibook!) Thanks!!!