To begin, I'm French Canadian windows user who is going to switch to OSX for college. I'm going to study in graphic designs and need a computer. Since I'll live away from home and move a lot, I need the portability of a laptop, so no Mac Mini, iMac or Mac Pro. MacBook Air is also out, since I'll surely use a lot of Adobe (PS CS3, Illustrator, inDesign, etc.) and other graphic design programs. What's left is the MacBook & MacBook Pro and I don't know which take. Right now, I have a really crappy computer (AMD Duron 1.00 GHz, 512mb Ram, GeForce2 MX/MX 400) and I can manage Photoshop CS3 on big files (8''x11'' 300 PPI I think). It take a long time to render some filter and size chances, but it don't really upset me. I won't do any real video editing, 3D rendering or heavy gaming (I have a 360 for that). The only real thing that will need real performance for is, like I said, using graphic design programs. For the budget, I have around 1850$ lend by the government (special student programs in Québec's province) and my parents are ready to pay 200-300$ more if I really need it. I also have to take in consideration that this laptop must last me 3 to 4 years, so Apple Care sound interesting. I'll need to upgrade to a MBP or Mac Pro for university. So that would be nice to save some money for this purchase. Screen quality isn't really a problem. I can go check later at my college on their 24'' iMac if the colors are right. So in short, considering my needs, what would be the best for me? For the Macbook, I'm considering the high-end white, the blackbook don't really worth 200$+ for the HDD and the black finish, and for the MBP it would be the low-end 15''. Eventually, I project to upgrade the ram on them to 4GB and maybe the hard drive if I really need more place. I would like to note I'm ready to wait for the Montevina update if that don't exceed the time limit for the Back-To-School offering.