I know this is posted a ton, but I need this question answered for myself. I have been using PC's my whole life, and I finally thought it was time to switch over to Mac. I wanted to get a laptop, and now I can't decide between the MacBook Pro low end model, or the MacBook mid model. The MacBook would be perfect for me, and the MacBook Pro, I think might be a little bit of an overkill, but I think it would last me longer. I currently only have $1,000, I am only 14 and I don't have a job, so for the MacBook I may have to wait until early January to buy the MacBook, but if I get the Pro, I probably wont be able to buy it until the end of summer '08, or early January '09 to buy it. All I will be doing on the mac is: Listening to music, ripping\burning\watching DVD's and movies, chatting, surfing the web, school, and lots of photo management, I plan to start doing photography semi-professionally in the near future after I buy the Mac. From what I have read, all of this would be PERFECT on the MacBook, but after reading some more, it seems to me that the MacBook may not be a longterm computer. This Mac will be replacing my desktop, portability is a semi-important thing. So basically, it all comes down to this: I want the MacBook because: -Perfect for my needs -Cheaper -Can use it on my lap, without it being to hot -Small and Portable I wouldn't get the MacBook because: -May not be a longterm computer ------ I want the MacBook Pro because: -Perfect + more for my needs -Nice big screen -Can play games (I am not a gamer but this would be a nice feature) I wouldn't get the MacBook Pro because: -Will take me a year+ to afford -Can't use it on my lap (which is a big thing for me) -Might be to big *NOTE:* Please don't just say "Get the MBP!!" because you can, please read this and then give me a suggestion, and why I should get it.