I'm a first time poster - and while I've had Apples all my life, I'm not skilled in my lingo, so stay with me on this. Okay, so I've had my little iBook G4 for the past two-three years and now it's dying. It's my little friend, and I've mourned it the last week or two the problems presented themselves. It's been a really great computer, I can't complain. It put up with my dirty fingers, dog-haired beds, World of Warcraft and Pzizz addictions, many trips to the bathtub, my dirty man-on-man mpeg library, etc. etc. But now it's dying. Or dead. It's like moaning. It's an awful sound and it breaks my -shaped heart. And besides that, now I've gone to shaking it like I'm giving a kid S.I.Ds just to power it. [Anyone have a guess to what's going on? haha] And while this week has sucked not having a functional laptop on-top of fruitless income, someone great [Grammy!] offered me a loan of sorts and I've a MacBook coming to be with me forever - or until I kill it! Yay. This is what I got: 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB 120GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm Superdrive 8x No Modem No Optional Software Keyboard/Mac OS Country Kit I have no idea if this is good or not. I also got the upgraded something for $150.-, maybe it was memory? Plus, the Nano/printer deal. So, did I upgrade? I can imagine my old iBook was the lowest grade and this is like the medium, so should I expect more from this laptop then the one I have dying in my bedroom at the moment? Oh, if anyone can brunette bimbo terms, you're a friend for life. Many thanks to suffering through this newbie post! K.