Okay a few questions mostly unrelated... I'm going to be heading into college next year, but it is starting to become more imminent with all the application processes starting... So me and my parents have begun discussing laptop options for college, my father prefers windows but has no problem buying a Mac. I'm going to be heading into Biology/Pre-med with Spanish as either a heavy minor or a dual-major. So which? iWork or Office '08? Both are under $50 because family connections in both Microsoft and Apple. Currently I am using our family's 2004 iMac 1.25 GHz G4 (10.3.9) and an XP machine whenever I am unable to open an open office document. I know the speed jump is significant but I was wondering if anyone could give me a better idea about that? My parents are concerned more about longevity rather than price tag but as far as my uses go I can't see asking them to get the MacBook Pro when it seems in essence "over-kill" for my needs seeing the only gaming I do is a little WC3 and probably SC2 when that comes out. I have had a few minutes at a local Best Buy to type on both machines and I do enjoy the MacBook's keyboard much more. The only concern I have is it degrading rapidly like the iMac which is used as a word processor for school and basic internet, considering it can only barely run Powerpoint now with 64 MB of VRAM. I know AppleCare is a necessity and that is a definite for any machine along with adding the laptop to homeowner's insurance to cover accidents, but is there anything else I should know? And I know this is very far out but the chances of Apple implementing Nehalem processors into their laptops by the time next fall comes around? One more question! Sorry! Is it likely that Apple will change the MacBook's to aluminum? I personally like the plastic (it feels much less sticky than the aluminum) and the aluminum does not seem that robust considering my aunt managed to gouge the back of her laptop. Thanks you guys! And sorry about all the questions!