Hi everyone! I need some computer buying advice (obviously). I have a 5 year old Toshiba laptop that is hanging on for dear life, and since it's random shut offs and slow speed are driving me nuts, I am looking to buy a mac to replace it. I am set to begin grad school (masters in physician assistant studies) in August 2010, and since I know very little about macs I was wondering what machine would best fit my needs. I will be using the computer mostly for power points, word processing, and internet browsing. I have a fair amount of music and I love to take pictures as well. Here's where my predicament comes in. I love the look of the MBP's, but I am afraid it will be too much computer for my needs. I could buy a refurb aluminum macbook, but am concerned about the quality. Spec-wise it seems to me that the newest version of the Macbook, which I can get at my university's tech store for $949, is probably my best bet but I'm just not to thrilled with how they look. What are your recommendations for this picky grad student? Also, do you recommend I buy a new computer now, or wait until closer to August (or at least until my current one dies)?