I will be going to college next fall and I have decided on a Macbook for my laptop. I have used windows all my life but a lot of my friends have Macs and I did my research and a Macbook really isn't any more expensive than a Vaio of equal specs. But I have a few questions before I buy it: 1. When should I buy it? I don't really need it till next fall so I was thinking of waiting until they update them again early next year and buying one when they have a graduation sale in May or June. My computer right now is a POS running XP with 512 gb of ram and I am about to throw it out the window. 2. Are refurbished Macbooks any good? Normally I wouldn't even think about buying a refurbished computer but I have heard many good things about refurbished Macbooks - and it will save me $100 that I can spend on extra RAM. 3. When do they usually have the best sales? I am guessing christmas time and graduation would be the biggest, and if there isn't any significant difference then I will just wait until graduation since they will be updated between christmas and graduation. 4. I am going to be majoring in MIS or Information Technology so I know my way around computers pretty well but my school said that they recommend a Windows laptop for my major. Worst comes to worst I can just get parrallel and throw Vista on there right? If I do this, how much would this slow down my Macbook, and how much room would it take up? 5. Would 1 GB of RAM on Leopard perform better than 1 GB of RAM on Vista? From what I have read OS X is coded much better than Windows OS's so it makes them run much better and faster.