My family is going in together to buy a laptop for my mother for her 60th birthday. She will probably use it for internet stuff, Excel, and Word mostly, and I think she'll like the camera and iLife in general. She's never used a Mac and is always complaining about bugs, popups, etc. on her desktop PC. That said, she's not the most techno-savvy and has that older-person steep learning curve problem. She doesn't like trackpads, can't really trouble-shoot if things don't work as they're supposed to, etc. I feel like the basic configuration for the Macbook (512/60) would be more than sufficient for her and would last her a long time. That said, I'm a newer (2yrs) Mac user myself and have never used a system with less than 1GB... what do you all think? Are the basic Macbooks just fine as is?