I've always used Windows and only recently got my first laptop, a tiny little HP Mini 1000, which serves the basic needs of what I do with a laptop. But since I got an iPod Touch as a gift for Christmas it has gotten me interested in Mac. Macs don't quite do what I need for a desktop, and I just got a 2,000 dollar computer a few months ago (hardcore gamer here!). So, I figure I will be ready for a new and more powerful laptop in a few months, the Mini isn't really built to be used for very long periods, it is already showing signs of aging, and it is still stuck on XP. It does what it should do fairly well, but I often find myself trying to do heavier tasks it can't do (it gets laggy on flash sometimes, and Google Earth or World Wide Telescope is only in my dreams). So, I thought a Macbook might be something I would like to try. Which Macbook is 'best'? I realize each model targets a different model, but I'm looking for something that does the basic tasks, internet browsing and e-mail, but can also do some slightly more taxing tasks, like gaming. Would I need a Macbook Pro (very appealing, but the price is a bit high) or a standard Macbook (pretty, but still not as appealing visually, and I'm not sure what it can do).