I am in the process of trying to make my decision so far everyone is telling me Macbook not the pro since all I really do is listen to music, surf, chat, watch a casual movie, maybe a little email. Funny thing is I been holding out for over a year for vista and then I saw the small little macbook, I was like damn , I got to get me one of those. Now I am either trying to hold back for new os or trying to make sure 13in screen will be enough viewing area for me to use for next 3 years. I am tired just like another poster carrying the heavy laptop, around , I currently leave it at home. I have very little patents which tells me I be lucky to hold out long enough for me to recieve my tax check and already saved money on top of that for the laptop. Question is will macbook last for 3 years with the current hardware. Modifications i will planning was 2ghz model, 2 gig of ram and 160 gig hd. I dont have windows problems like everyone else, I am just wanting to try a new direction, lower operating costs by not needing antivirus, or spyware protection even though I never get it , it slows the machine down. I want things to happen snappy. I swear years ago I never get a mac and look at me now. I am on the edge of getting one just havent decide can I hold out a little bit longer , is 13 big enough so on. I will get applecare with it either at purchase or within the first year just because I rather they pay to fix it then I. I could tell u I am on my 3rd laptop because hp and toshia have crapy laptops or is it just bestbuy who sales crappy verisons. Anyway whatever the case maybe bestbuy had to pay for it. I am hoping mac os to be better then linux, linux is always not viewing something on a webpage because I cant install like quicktime or media player or whatever so it shows up. I was going to be a network administrator but over the years at college I am starting to get burned out of messing with computers.