So I'm in a bit of a pickle. Last night around 3am, my laptop went screwy. I think it's the video card in it... but after a few minutes the screen goes nuts and it locks up. It does it in XP and Ubuntu, so it's not a software/driver issue. The screen even flickers in the BIOS, so... it's pretty much shot. Right now I'm in an Engineering Program at University, but I plan on taking film classes 3rd quarter, and possibly taking a year off to try to figure out what I wanna do with my life... but for the next two weeks, I need a laptop. I'm no gamer, but after 3+ years with an intel GMA855, I never wanna touch a crap intel gfx card again *cough 950 cough*. So I'm leaning towards a MacBook Pro, but that's a lot, plus $240 for Leopard and iLife '07, and maybe an upgrade of FCE whenever that's released. That would more than erase the student discount I can get. I don't need the latest and greatest, but I'm opposed to buying right before I know a upgrade is coming out. What would you guys do? I could either buy a macBook pro from a store, and eat the costs and no Santa Rosa Chipset which'll be out by the end of the month knowing my luck...get a MacBook and sell it on ebay when Leopard comes out, or I could do.........? (anyone wanna sell a Windows laptop on the cheep & local!) I almost want to start a WTR [Want to Rent] thread in the market place and rent a laptop for a little, or buy one from the Apple store and sell it for a loss when 10.5 is out, but I don't wanna do that unless I know I'll have a buyer.