Today I was at a Best Buy store in another town near where I live and I was pleased to find they had Macs there! I tried out both a late-2009 polycarbonate MacBook and a 13" aluminum MacBook Pro. Now I'm not sure WHAT to buy when I get the money to do so! They both look tempting, but there are a few differences with each model. These are the differences, but none of the bad ones are really deal-breakers to me... MACBOOK It's $200 less than the MacBook Pro. It's strong and durable. It has a bigger hard drive than the 13-inch MBP (250 GB vs. 160 GB) It doesn't have an SD card slot, but that doesn't matter; on my eMac I transfer my photos from my digital camera via USB. It doesn't have FireWire, but again it doesn't really matter; my eMac has FireWire and if I wanted to edit video from my MiniDV camcorder on the more powerful (than the eMac) MacBook, I could just capture the video on the eMac, then put it on an external hard drive and move it to the MacBook. A clumsy process, but it would work. MACBOOK PRO It's lighter than the MacBook, and is also pretty durable. It has a backlit keyboard and an SD card slot. It has a FireWire 800 port; I could easily buy a 6-to-9 pin adapter for this. It does cost $200 more than the MacBook, but at least it's not like prior to this summer when the MacBook Pros started at WAY more than that! And if I'm still in school when I get it, I could always use the Education Discount. It only has a 160 GB hard drive compared to the MacBook, but I don't want to have a customized one ordered from online, and I tend to put my big files on an external hard drive anyway. Both the MacBook and the entry-level MBP have the same amount of RAM, the same processor speed and graphics chip, two USB 2.0 ports, dual-layer SuperDrive, iSight webcam, etc. I do quite a bit of photo and video work. My understanding is that both models, even the low-end MacBook, can handle this really well. I don't do any intensive gaming, and I don't encode via Final Cut Studio, so it's not like I need to do stuff that requires a graphics card with dedicated video RAM. My current HP laptop does have a rather reflective screen, so I am already used to that, but I'm not sure if one is glossier over the other. I am wanting to be careful with my money, but I probably won't buy either until I have at least $1400 or something made from my job. So I can either save $200 and get the low-end MacBook, or spend extra on a few nice extra features (i.e. FireWire, the backlit keyboard) and get the 13" MBP. Any comments/opinions?