Hi, Another interesting dilemma for me. I may be able to get a macbook 1.83 core duo (I guess its the base macbook) for $600. It looks almost new, screen is beautiful, has the box, etc. Should I go ahead with that, or would should I save the money for something else? Does it matter that original purchase date was in the fall of 2006. Does that mean they may have worked out some of the kinks of the original models, or could these be problematic? Thanks again for your help!