so my laptop's motherboard just fried. it was a 4 year old first generation aluminum powerbook. its apaprently not worth repairing as the repair is more than the computer is worth. i just bought an imac. although i bought this for school and i have it in my studio and im not moving it back home. i have a residency requirement at school so my computer stays here. i also just wanted to use it for school as i dont want to download etc anything on it as i want it to last as long as it can since it was $$$ and my school work alone will be rough on it [ i'm a graphic designer. ] i was looking into getting a used/refurbished low end macbook because its really weird not having a personal computer/home computer. i have money and a parttime job but i also dont want to just use all my money in one spot buying the computer at once.. have any of you done this and was it a bad / good idea? id try to pay it off as soon as possible so i'd probably pay off like 200 bucks a month. or can you guys recommend a credit card company that wouldn't charge me interest for the first couple months? im trying to build up my credit anyways and i dont mind paying it to that.. paying off the computer is 5-6 months time and then paying off credit bills immediately.. my brother says to get an amex. also do you think it'd be a stupid idea to try and sell my dead laptop as parts?