I work for a public school district. The superintendent wants to purchase a Mac laptop for his wife, and Ive been asked for input. She will be using it for word processing, internet, and will probably also be using iLife (primarily iPhoto). He will use it also for web-based email and word processing. He uses Windows at his office, and our director of technology is also primarily a Windows user, so the decision has been delegated down to my department. The his wife definitely prefers and wants a Mac. Of course asking our Apple sales rep generated a quote for the new 2.0GHz MacBook. The cost itself is not an issue, but neither the superintendent nor his wife will be very tolerable of technical issues, so I hesitate to give the go-ahead on the MacBook considering that it is new hardware that has not yet been proven or had the glitches worked out. But I also hesitate to tell them to get a G4 Powerbook, although if I did I would suggest the 17". This is one of those situations where they impulsively have decided they need it, so they want it now. I dont think they would be willing to wait a month or so to see how the MacBooks fare in the real world. It is bascially impossible to talk to either of them directly about what their real-world requirements are, so I have to do a bit of mind-reading here. I should be able to find out some details like whether or not a modem is needed, but bascially my specs I have to go on are "a Mac laptop." Opinions? Suggestions? Thanks.