Ok...that was the last straw, I wrote out a nice long post and 7 crashed my internet. This is the second time I'm writing this post so it may be a little more brief than the first! I'm a mac virgin and I'm sick of 7.....................I've been looking at different mac options, and I'm drawn towards the macbook pros. (but this is not set in stone). Firstly I'm drawn to the 13" entry level model, this seems like a good machine, and more than capable handling anything I would want to do. However I do feel a bit miffed if I paid £1000 for old technology. The C2D. The processor, in my opinion, is great, its a workhorse, but, it's old, something a little more upto date, such as the i5, would be quite nice, little more future proof, and if I did decide to do something extremely demanding, then it's fine. Also I'm worried about the 13" model possibly being a little small? Opinions? Secondly I'm drawn to the 15" entry level model, i5 processor, nice, looks like a good machine but is it overkill? It's not huge amounts more than the 13" model and feel it would last me several years, hopefully 3 or 4 til I would have to upgrade again. As a mac virgin though, what should I get, should I get a starter machine, a cheap macbook white? This is what I'll be using it for. -Writing up a lot of reports, so comfort is a necessity, 13" screen would maybe strain my eyes? -Possibly play a few pc strategy games via bootcamp/xp (in my first post I explained I was sick of 7 and I was selling my laptop and gaming desktop, then 7 decided to crash before I clicked submit) -Music/E-mail/General workhorse stuff -My partner is an animator, and she doesn't have a mac, so I imagine she will probably want me to render her vids/use cs5 and whatever the kids use nowadays. So, what should my first mac be? It doesn't have to be a macbook pro, just voice what you think would be a good first machine. Any advice is much appreciated! Also, where to buy?