I want to use it to get me through three more years of highschool, plus however many years of college (at least four). I hear macs are the only computers that can last that long. I also want not good, but great performance. For everything from music editing, to word processing, Internet surfing, and whatever college throws at me. I'm a homeschooler so I need a portable compute that will be easy to carry around. That means I want a thirteen inch computer. I'm open to a computer that runs windows however I don't want the little glitches that come with a windows computer. I also can't decide how much power I want. Are the 13 inch Mbps with i7s worth re extra money for what I will be doing. Does anybody think the next gen of 13 inch Mbps will have quad cores? I'm not looking for a bunch of specs (although they do help) just practical advice to guide me toward a blazing fast, long lasting, fun to use laptop. (it will also be used for light gaming). Over all, I need a computer that meets all the reqhiremtents I've mentioned. I am not biased on brands, I just want a top notch computer.