Hey everyone, I just graduated from high school and am heading to college this fall. I need a laptop and have already decided on a Mac, but I need some specifics on what exactly to choose. I mainly intend for this laptop to be a source of entertainment and a way to do schoolwork throughout college. I don't plan on majoring in anything that would require an intense program. However, I wouldn't mind playing the occasional game on my Macbook. I'm not a fan of shooters on computers, so I would lean towards stuff like Civilization, The Sims, etc. I'm torn between the 2.0 and the 2.4 model. Would the 2.4 be worth the extra $250? I don't need the extra hard drive space and the backlit keyboard, while sounding nice, isn't something I'm dieing to have. If I make the upgrade, it would solely be on speed and overall performance. Also, using my student discount, I can upgrade the RAM to 4GB for $90. I realize I could do this myself, but I'd only be saving around $20 and I would feel better if Apple took care of it. Would I notice a significant increase in speed and performance by making the upgrade. If it's nothing I would need, I would like to cut the cost of upgrading. Another issue is what I should get to do my college work? I can get Microsoft Office for $120, iWork for $40, or both. As a PC user for my entire life, I'm comfortable with Office, but I was wondering if iWork was a better alternative. My final concern lies with when to buy it. I'm an inner geek, so I want my new toy as soon as possible, but I am fine with waiting a little while if it benefited me. I hear there are rumors of a possible change in the next few weeks and I also hear the iPod deal may come back. Would I be better just waiting until the middle of June to make my purchase? Oh, and one other thing I was curious about was Apple Care. Are the ebayers selling it legit? It seems too good to be true. Also, is it something that is worth having? It seems a little pricey. Thanks for all of your help!