I am considering buying an older refurbished Mac notebook as a gift for a relative who is a total computer novice. She has never sat in front of a computer before and I want to begin teaching her computer basics and internet surfing. I love Macs; I own an Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook myself. But I don't want to get her the latest model. I also don't want her having to deal with viruses, spyware, etc., so I'm choosing not to get her a Windows-based laptop and opting for a Mac instead. Any recommendations on an older base model Mac notebook with minimum specs for a beginner to learn on? She wouldn't be doing much beyond basic computer skills for now. Should I be looking for something on eBay? What would be a roundabout good price range for this? I live in the U.S. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.