okay so my roommate is looking to get a new laptop. Obviously I am suggesting she get the macbook but at $999 that is really going to stretch her budget. She is only going to use the machine for web browsing, facebook, iTunes, and perhaps some hulu, and occasional office usage. no need to explain to me the benefits of mac over pc because I already know and agree, all my machines are macs.. but cost is a serious issue for her so im considering all options. I have used windows 7 and im sure it will suit her needs fine. and viruses should not be a problem since she does not download anything, and I can keep her system running smoothly. im looking at 2 windows options and wanted your opinions on them. The first is an IBM and the second is a HP. the links are below. please let me know which is better, or if there is any reason not to consider either of them as an option. (the idea is that this machine will last 4-5 years). http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+...lack/9569497.p?id=1218126040764&skuId=9569497 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pa...lack/9556287.p?id=1218123846583&skuId=9556287 EDIT: forgot to mention, refurbs are an option but she has expressed that she would rather be able to just go to the store and pick up a computer, not buy online and wait. Unless one of the $750 macbooks shows up in refurb I doubt ill be able to change her mind.