Well I've been using windows all my life, and I've hated it all my life, so after falling in love with my friend's pb, I've decided to get a mac. There are two "issues" 1.Which one? I really don't like ibooks very much. Which leaves me with either the macbook pro or a refurbished 15 inch powerbook. With my education discount the mbp will cost 1799, just 200 more than the powerbook (going above the base model is financially not possible for me). The thing is, it basically has to get me through 4 years, so which would be better for me? (think light video editing, word processing, etc. nothing too heavy) 2.My dad's friend says I should get a suped-out 14 inch ibook. Even with the intel ibooks supposedly coming out, I really just don't think I like ibooks. My dad doesn't know anything about macs (this is my graduation present from him). But he's not too excited to pay near $2000 for a laptop. I told him that the mbp will actually last me 4 years while the powerbook line is ending its cycle (as I've been told). I want the mbp. To me, it's a bargain for that price. Also, how long until there will be refurbished mbp's do you think? Do you think there could be any by late July? I just want it before I go off to college in late August. Yeah, it'd be cool to have 3 months to get used to using a mac, but it's not necesary. What do you think?