I am switching from Dell to Apple and I am getting a laptop. That much is clear to me. My use: graphics such as Publisher for making my own greeting cards, internet surfing and writing. I think I am going to go with a refurbished MBP 15" and here are the specs: Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 15.4-inch widescreen display 2GB memory 200GB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory I am looking for feedback on this - does it seem sufficient? I have a backup HD with 500GB so hd room is not an issue. Then I figured I would get an Airport Extreme, applecare, and iwork. Do I have to buy Windows xp to run the one windows program I have? Is it better to get Parallels? Any tips appreciated. Thanks!