Hello everyone, I am considering buying the higher priced white macbook and had a few questions regarding it. 1. How long will the macbook last? I need it to last 4 years without giving me any major problems. I have heard that they used to have quite a few hardware issues....have they been resolved now? I will be living in hot and humid climate, and lugging it with me to the university everyday . . . so does that make any difference in its usable life? My other choice for laptop was the Lenovo T61 14.1". How does the macbook compare to the T61. 2. Can anyone give me how exactly does the student discount/free iPod nano deal work? Do we get a free iPod in addition to the current student discount? 3. Does anyone know when Office 2008 is going to be released? Should I buy Office 2004 now or wait? Is there any upgrade option to go from Office 2004 to 2008. Sorry for asking so many questions...and thank you for your time. I really am exited to get my first mac.