I'm thinking of buying a white macbook with the following hardware options: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1GB of RAM, I'm going to buy 4GB from somewhere else and install that myself I think 250GB hard drive 8x superdrive I plan to use the laptop for schoolwork, downloading/watching tv shows, playing music, playing casual games, mostly mmorpgs, and screwing around in photoshop which I will probably do very often. that's more than a good enough set-up to do all that right? I'm planning to buy this laptop after christmas in early January so I'm also wondering if there's any sort of speculations about a new macbook design or anything like that any time soon. Also what's the main difference between the video card in the macbook compared to the video card in the macbook pro? macbook: Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor with 144MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory macbook pro 15-inch: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM The macbook pro card sounds so much nicer but I have no idea what all that stuff means or what kind of difference there would be between the two laptops. And then the final thing I'm wondering is how I can get the best price possible on this laptop. I live in Canada so the prices here are much higher. I could probably drive down into the States without too much effort, but if I just buy a laptop from a store in the States, I can't really customize it with that 250GB hard drive can I? The educational discount brings the price down to almost equal with the US price but I'd really like to get the US price plus the discount. Probably not too much of a chance of that eh?