Ok, so im in grade 10 right now! and i have a part time job(well just started and made like 200bucks) now...i finally convinced my rent to let me get a mac laptop for school..which id take to university in 2 years) i wouldnt get the laptop till like aug. early sept....i have to pay $1200 cnd with my money (and the black one is $1544 with my sisters university discount) so my rents would pay 350 and then the tax(which is 14%) as of right now i want to be an architect and go to waterloo...but who really knows..(maybe a teacher?).its to early to tell(i want a laptop in grade 11,12 for notes/presentations etc)....now if i buy this black macbook with 2ghz, 120gb, 1gig ram now...will it still be good enough for university 2 years down the road? (well ill prob. upgrade it to 2gig the following year or (some christmas) and then the hard drive to 200gig(or whatever the biggest is...now in 2 years would a 2ghz, intel core 2 duo, 2gigs, and 200gig hard drive(after i eventually top it off) be good for university..(then after university..id by a new one) 1) id put windows xp pro on it, cause some architect programs only run on windows... 2) id do light video editing(in iMovie, with iDVD) to edit home videos...and older things on my video camera...just for like a hobby....but after i make the movie..import the clips...id delete it off my hard drive! 3) id prob...do very very very very basic photoshop things...like very very very basic...(i barely know how to use it now) lol 4) is macs like used/and works well with universitys? 5) id do lots of essays, writings etc with word, keynote, exel etc..so id get office mac, and iwork..right? 6) and would my cannon zr400 work with imovie, and the firewire cable? 7) is there any architecht programs like to design homes etc for macs? 8) is applecare really worth it? 9) and is $1544 cnd a good price for an Macbook in black at the store? plus id get a free ipod shuffle(which is going on till october 2007) at my sisters university? so i could always sell it(cause i already have a silver, and orange) 10) how would i get files off my ancient eMac with 10.2 onto my macbook...like itunes...photos...documents with out a firewire cable! thanks so much ahead of time...and if this works out well in aug...my mom said shed look into a 24inch iMac wooooo! and one more thing...there would be at least one update before augest/sept...and i thinking correct! like there hasent been an update in a while...and thats like 6 months down the road roughly till sept(i dont care about leopard.(ill get it eventually)...cause tiger is still the best operating system now! lol) i hate it when i buy something like...right after i cant return it(like 30days...) a new one comes out...its happens so many times! uh!