So here is my conundrum: My parents in law had an old lenovo that was buggy, slow and didn't suit their needs which was basic web surfing, using itunes and photos. So I decided to give them my old 13" white macbook that had been my traveling computer. They loved the switch to mac and now its time for me to pick my new mac laptop. My budget is $1000, $500 of which is a giftcard my wife gave me(unfortunately it isn't too the apple store because I've had great success with their refurb lines). Here are the options I've come to with my budget: 1. White Unibody macbook 2. 11" Mac Air 1.4 3. A used 2.53ghz macbook pro, 2009 model year My needs for this are for travel and using around the house. Heavy web/email use, the ability to do some graphic work is there but I have photoshop on my PC at work so it isn't a deal breaker. I had great success with working on my old macbook, changed the screen and battery when they kicked out, which I believe is what is scaring me about all the newer unibody models. The air sounds nice but I'm not 100% about losing the ethernet/disc drive even though I didn't use my old one with any frequency. The same for the pro, I like 2.53 core 2, memory and HD but don't know about buying a used computer. Currently here is what I have: Imac 27" i7 Ipad 32GB wi-fi Office - Dell Desktop Thanks for any advice/help. I'm excited to get another apple laptop, I wouldn't even be worrying about my macbook if the relatives didn't need one!