He's getting to the point that his coursework is computerized. It doesn't need to be anything special noor super fast. Just neds to be able to do the normal school work plus his playtime. Mainly online games I assuming are flashbased. I would like to keep the budget in the $400-$600 range Deoending one the actual machine. If an iMac is out of this class then I'll move onto macbooks. Am I being right or completely nutts doing this. He has to have something as crappy netbook is on its last leggs. I'm getting a Macbook Pro shortly and my 6 year old decided she wasnt an iPad. That will almost completely remake the house apple except my wifes notebook and my HTPC. She will change wth time but the HTPC is here to stay. Thoughts?