Right, I know they should be releasing some new iMacs and minis so dont bother mentioning that, lol. I am in year 11 (10th grade ? to you americans , see I like to cater for everybody lol) and im in need of a new computer. Up until earlier today I was set on buying a alu MacBook but in the apple store I sat down and played with the iMac and now im not too sure. I mostly use my (very slow) current laptop for internet browsing, writing essays, using Excel spreadsheets ( I run my dads online music shop - www.b12records.com - if you are intrested ) and listening to music. Thats not to say I would not like applications to do photo and video editing, its just my laptop would not be able to cope. Money is an issue here, I am only 15 so cant really earn that much. I have about £700 and my dad would be willing to lend me the rest. Another main issue I have is that do I even want a Mac? £1000 (or so) is a lot of money for a computer. So what do you think, iMac, MacBook or neither? Any Help would be great, also Hi! Im new here EDIT: Sorry if I posted in the wrong area... EDIT #2: My parents are split up, so I could either get an iMac and leave it at my mums (where I am the most) and take my current laptop to my dads or just use the MacBook. EDIT #3: *Sorry now* How do you "qualify" for an avatar?