Hi All, My dad's looking to buy a notebook so that he can take it back and forth from NJ to Florida and still video chat with his grandson. I've got a 2007 2.2 MBP and he's already got a 2008 iMac in NJ and Skype has been great for us (better than ichat). He likes the macbook (specs below) but all he's looking to do is video chat, check email, & use the web and so he's having a hard time justifying the price difference compared to the Dell below. I can get a student discount on the following aluminum Macbook: 13in MacBook 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo 2GB 160GB SuperDrive With the student discount it comes to $849 total. Plus I get the free ipod touch which I'd look to sell on ebay. If I can get around $200 for the ipod the total would come to approximately $650 - Obviously a great price for the macbook. He also found this Dell at BestBuy which has a built in webcam which is important given the desired use for video chat. Dell - Inspiron Laptop with Intel® Pentium® Processor - Black i1545-014B-BLK Intel® Pentium® mobile processor T4200; 3GB DDR2 memory; DVD±RW/CD-RW drive; 15.6" widescreen; built-in webcam; 250GB hard drive; Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1; Built-in Dell 1397 wireless networking mini-card (802.11b/g) total $499 + tax Obviously the mac is a better machine and it would be my first choice but he is wondering if it is worth the extra $150 given his needed use? Will Skype work well on the dell? Also, will it have a good wireless connection with the 802.11b/g vs. the wireless 802.11n on the macbook if he wants to sit outside and be on the computer? I also saw that snow leopard should improve ichat so that might also be something to take into consideration. Thanks for the buying advice.