Hi, I became a definite mac convert about a month ago, but am going to buy my macbook in about a month after a two week trip to Europe. I'm just a high school student and my funds are obviously limited. I've got about $1200 and my mom is going to give me $150 as she is going to buy the ipod for herself and take the $200 rebate when it comes. I will either buy the base macbook at 2.0 or the mid-level one at 2.16. If I buy the base model, I can upgrade to 2GB of ram from newegg, but I won't be able to afford it if I get the 2.16 model. I mainly want to know if Tiger runs without problems on 1gb ram (I usually don't have any more than 5 apps running at a time) and if you think that 1gb will be signifigantly slower than 2GB running 10.5. I'm looking to know if you think that it's worth my $125 to drop the 2GB and move up to the next model. By the way, I am getting the education discount, so that won't be a problem (yes, it'll work. I know that I'm not in college, but I have 2 connections in my immiedate family that will never use a mac in/working for universities). Many thanks!