I'm soon going to be purchasing either a MacBook or a MacBook Pro to begin school this fall. Unfortunately, the choice is a difficult one. So what I want to know is which one has the best battery life and which one is the most durable? Size is not too much of an issue because although the MacBook Pro is larger, both are fairly close in weight. I will be running Parallels to run both Windows and Ubuntu Linux so if I do choose the MacBook, I will upgrade the RAM immediately to 2 GB. Therefore, I kind of feel that the MacBook will have no room to grow. In terms of the video card, I could live without my games but I'm more concerned with longevity of the notebook. I feel the Intel GMA 950 might not cut it for much longer. A friend of mine purchased the MacBook Pro and he is very happy with it. He advised me to go with the MBP because of the Santa Rosa chipset, the video card, backlit LED display, backlit keyboard and a maximum of 4GB of RAM. Is this worth the extra $500 from the 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook with 2GB of RAM? Which notebook is the better one for my needs? Has anyone purchased one and wished they had purchased the other?