Hi everyone, My name is Nina, and I am new to this forum. I have been a Windows user my whole life, but ever since this past summer I have been looking at getting a Macbook for several reasons. I am 16 and go to a performing arts charter school where most of my classes are online courses. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 and it's pretty heavy to lug around in school. The Macbook would be a lot less bulky. I love the size of it, perfect for my bookbag. The new OS would take a while to get used to, but I am intrigued by Macs and really think the change will be a good one. I also have heard that Macs get no viruses, which is a great thing because I would not have to worry about buying the anti virus software. So basically my needs for this Macbook will be: homework, word processing, internet browsing, and maybe a little photo/video editing using the iLife tools. I am looking at either the base model at $1099 or the midrange model at $1299. When I asked my family about getting a new computer for myself, we made a deal. I had to work and come up with at least $300 or more and my dad and grandparents will pay the rest. So far I have about $100 and I am getting more money soon (I am an artist and do custom commissions on drawings for people). My family and I are going to the Macoutfitters store on Oct 14th so they can see the Macbook and find out what the monthly payments will be, see the financing options, etc. I am wondering if I should wait for the new Leopard OS to come shipped on new MB's before I buy one, or should I just get one right now that has Tiger? Any tips for a new Mac user are welcome. To those of you who have Macbooks now, how do you like them?