Well, I was planning to buy a Powerbook 15 inch superdrive BTO. It all came out to about 2,500 and with tax 2,700. This was supposed to be my college notebook. Sadly though the money is not coming in right now, and my parents have opted to buy me a cheaper laptop (around 1500) then next year ill get the state of the art one. I gave in seeing that its a family financial situation. and i pretty much could not do anything about it. My job goes towards my tution, etc so no elbow room for laptop $$$ My question now is what should I get? I design heavly: web design and image design, and watch alot of movies, and need alot of space. Can anyone recommend me a good laptop that will last me a good year? It doesnt have to be Mac but I really do design alot, so I am leaning towards this. I should be able to shuttle it to class, and seminars easily etc All comments are welcomed, hopefully I can gain some insight on what to buy.