Unfortunate accident. Ironically, it was an iPhone that did the damage. Considering that amount is almost exactly half of a brand new Macbook Uni, I'm seriously considering an upgrade. However, my MBP was originally a Santa Rosa 2.4 GHz machine with 15" LCD and dedicated graphics. The current Macbooks are practically identical in power, minus the screen space and the ports. So I am now considering another option, reverting back to my 1.5GHz Powerbook G4. I always always buy the top of the line of a particular choice (17" excluded, simply because it's impractical for me), so I'm not too keen on 'settling' for a Macbook. Or even a low-end 15". What would you do? thanks all for the advice.